__________________________________________What is PalletPalooza™?
PalletPalooza™ is a Kalamazoo area recycled pallet creation competition and festival.
Recycled pallets are being transformed into amazing projects from wall art to furniture. PalletPalooza™ is celebrating the recycled pallet trend with a competition and a one day festival.
Who can enter PalletPalooza™?
Individuals, Teams, Church Groups, Businesses, Non-profit Organizations….Anyone person or any group can enter the recycled pallet creation completion.
When is the entry period for PalletPalooza™?
The entry period is May 22nd through June 30th, 2017. You must have your project completed and photo’s submitted by the June 30th deadline.
How do I enter the competition?
It’s easy! Register online at http://palletswmi.com/ from May 22nd through June 30th, 2017. There is a registration fee of just $20 and includes a PalletPalooza™ T-shirt!
What is the Prize?
There is $2000 in cash prize money split between 4 categories: Furniture, Functional, Art & Décor and Signs. Plus the overall winner chosen by our panel of judges. See the rules section for the complete breakdown of prizes.
Can I enter more than one project?
Absolutely! Each project requires a $20.00 registration fee. After registering your first item online, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will register the other projects for you.
Where do I get pallets?
We have many locations that are offering FREE pallets for the event. Please visit our Pallet Provider tab on our event website http://palletswmi.com/.
Do I need to pay for Pallets?
No, we have lots of generous business that are offering free pallets. Please visit our Pallet Provider tab on our event website PalletSWMI.com.
When does my project need to be completed?
June 30, 2017 is the deadline to complete and submit photos of your project. Your creations will be matched with a participating venue to be on display to be view by the general public from July 24th through Aug. 9th.
How do I submit my photos of my creation?
Right through your registration portal on the website.
My project is not mobile. Can I still enter the competition?
Yes, we will have a digital venue for all the creations that cannot be moved. They will be on display for the general public to view by photos on a slide show.
I understand my creation will be on display. Do I get to pick my venue?
No. Each venue has space restrictions so we will match creations with venue locations based on these factors.
We have a team project. Can we get extra t-shirts?
Yes, please contact us at email@example.com to order additional event t-shirts.
What is the purpose of PalletPalooza™?
PalletPalooza™ is a benefit for Goodwill Industries of SW MI. All proceeds from the competition and festival will be donated to Goodwill Industries of SW MI.
When will the winners be announced?
At the PalletPalooza™ Day Grand Finale! PalletPalooza™ Day is a festival and awards celebration on August 12, 2017 on the campus of Western Michigan University Recreation Center. The Festival is from 2 PM to 6 PM. The winners will be announced on center stage at 5:30 PM. You must be present to win. Learn more about PalletPalooza™ day tab on our event site http://palletswmi.com/
What is Inspire Online Category?
Though you must be present to compete and win the cash prizes for the Main competition, this year we have a separate online only competion for those individuals and teams that are 75 miles or more away from Kalamazoo. They may enter the online only completion to compete by public vote for a $150 prize as our Inspire Online winner. There is a $10.00 fee to enter (this does not include an event t-shirt).