Trusted Clothes CONTEST!


Trusted Clothes is hosting a contest, giving away $400 in cash. The contest is open to anyone in Waterloo Region aged 13 to 35.

All you need to do is find a second-hand outfit from a second-hand store or a clothing swap, upload a photo to your Instagram using the hashtags #secondhandnotsecondbest and #TrustedClothes, and write a blog article about how textile waste and the clothes we wear affects the environment.

All blog articles must be submitted to with the applicant’s name, age, preferred contact information, and postal address.

Deadline is May 15 at 11:59 PM with winners being revealed on May 30 with prizes of $250, $100, and $50 awarded to the top three entrants.

Winning submissions will be evaluated by the number of likes the photo receives on Instagram and the quality of the article. Assessment of quality will be performed by a professional journalist.

By entering in this contest, you are agreeing to Trusted Clothes posting your submission on the internet.

What does your outfit look like?




1. Applicants must be between the age of 13 and 35 and reside in the Waterloo Region.
2. Applicants must agree to Trusted Clothes posting their submission on the Internet.
3. All valid submissions must include a photograph of an outfit constructed via second hand items. Photographs should be posted to their Instagram and tagged (see above). The submissions will be evaluated by the number of likes received.
4. Blog entries should be between 500 to 1500 words. They must be original compositions AND should contain an attention grabbing title and conform to conventional writing standards. Please no emoticons, or short form SMS text. Blogs will be evaluated in two criterias: i) Number of people who view and read the blog ii) Assessment of quality performed by a professional journalist.
5. Submission deadline is May 15th at 11:59 p.m. All entries should be sent to Must include the applicant’s name, age, preferred contact information and postal address.
6. Prizes will be awarded on May 31st. 1st place – $250, 2nd place $100, third place $50. Cheques must be retrieved from Trusted Clothes located at Suite 214, 283 Duke St. W, Kitchener.

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5 thoughts on “Trusted Clothes CONTEST!

    • Hi Melody,

      The stipulations are that the entrant must be from 13 to 35. I admire your passion at such a young age.

      Also, Tag! You’re it

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