Blank CANvas Competition – Our Top 10 Designs

We received over 700 CAN-tastic designs and were blown away by the creativity and talent on display.  Thank you to everyone who took part!

It was a really difficult job for our judges, but after much deliberation, our overall winner and 3 runners up have been announced.

Have a look at our top 10 designs below to see who came out on top!

10. Pop – Kaif, age 9

At age 9, Kaif is one of our youngest finalists.  We were really impressed by this hand-drawn design and loved the emphasis on recycling and looking after the planet!

9. Captain Tom – Elfin, age 15

This is a really impressive tribute to the inspirational Captain Tom Moore, set off by an eye-catching rainbow background.  Great work Elfin!

8. Fairy Soda – Seren, age 16

We loved the call to action here – there’s no recycling fairy so it’s down to you to do the right thing with your empty can!  And plenty of can recycling facts have been included in the design too.  Nice one Seren!

7. Phoenix Elixir – Samuel, age 8

Cans really are like a phoenix from the flames when you recycle them!  Samuel is our youngest finalist and we loved his impressive design and the concept behind it.  Mythically hot ginger sounds like it will really pack a punch too!

6.Purple Paradise – Neve, age 15

This one would definitely stand out on the shop shelf!  Well done Neve for creating this eye-catching design.  We really liked the way you brought the recycle swoosh to life too, great idea!

5. The Infinity Can – Phoenix, age 22

We love talking about the fact that metal recycles forever, and this design really brings that concept to life.  Inside every can is the potential for countless more cans!  We loved the idea Phoenix, and it’s a great piece of artwork too – well done!

4. RUNNER UP: Ocean Breeze – Jamila, age 18

This is a really beautiful design, and we love how the recycle swoosh is incorporated into the underwater scene.  Impressive artwork Jamila!

3. RUNNER UP: Your Choice – Shira, age 14

We could base an Every Can Counts poster around this design, it’s fantastic!  A really clever concept that encourages us to do the right thing with our empty cans.  Nice work Shira!

2. RUNNER UP: The Lockdown Liquid – Aaran, age 14

A really eye-catching design with a topical name and positive ‘We CAN do it’ messaging.  Our judges loved it – great design Aaran!

1. WINNER: Re-Juice – Esme, age 13

Re-Juice, Re-Use, Re-Cycle!  Great wordplay, an attractive design and locally sourced ingredients – this one has it all!  Congratulations Esme, you’re our winner!

#CANdunk Recycling Challenge

We want to see you all have some fun while you’re recycling your empty drink cans, so we’ve launched the #CANdunk challenge!

We’re giving away 100€ takeaway voucher x 3.  To be in with a chance to win post your video of a can being recycled in a creative way.

We’ll be awarding prizes in 3 different categories:

  • Most viewed video
  • Most creative video
  • Funniest video

How to enter:

There are two ways to enter:

Post your video of a can being recycled on one of the following platforms:

Tag us in your post and include the hashtags #CANdunk and #Recycle to be in with a chance of winning! Remember to make sure your post is public!


Videos must be posted/emailed by Friday 15th May.  Full competition terms and conditions can be found below.


So what are you waiting for? Let’s #CANdunk!


Check out the video below for some inspiration:

Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to residents of both the UK and Ireland.
  • We welcome entries from people of all ages.
  • Multiple entries per person are allowed.
  • To be included in the competition, all #CANdunk videos must be publicly posted on one of the following social media channels, tagging Every Can Counts and including the hashtags #CANdunk and #Recycle:
  • Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday 15th May 2020 to be included in the competition.
  • The winners will be contacted directly within 10 days of the competition’s closing date and will be announced on our social media channels in due course.
  • The Every Can Counts team will collectively pick a winner for each of the following categories:
    • Most viewed video (based on publicly available statistics and therefore excludes Facebook posts.  The judges must also consider the video to be an appropriate entry, in keeping with the spirit of the competition)
    • Funniest video
    • Most creative video
  • The team’s decision will be final across all 3 categories, although we may put it to a public vote-off if we’re having trouble picking a winner!
  • The prize for each category is 1 x  €100 Just Eat voucher, and there will be no cash equivalent offered.
  • Every Can Counts may wish to use #CANdunk entries for its marketing and communications purposes.  By entering the competition you are giving your approval for Every Can Counts to use your video in this way.

Blank CANvas Competition – NOW CLOSED

📢Thank you to everyone who took part, we have over 700 brilliant entries to get through and we’ll announce the winner soon📢

We love cans because they’re endlessly recyclable, but that’s not the only reason – they can be beautiful too!

We’re asking you all to get creative and design your own drink cans using our Blank CANvas template.  We want to see eye-catching colourful designs, and if they’re recycling-themed then that’s even better!

The Every Can Counts team will be picking their favourite designs and giving out some great prizes.  The creator of the winning design will receive a Nintendo Switch, and 3 runners up will be given the choice between an Amazon Fire tablet and an Instant Camera!

Taking part is easy:

1 – Download the Can Template here.

2 – Design your can digitally (e.g. using MS Paint) or print the template and colour by hand.  Don’t forget to name your can and give it a flavour!

3 – Email your finished design to, along with the following information:

    • Your name
    • Your age
    • Your location
    • Your parent/guardian’s name and contact number

Submit your designs by Sunday 10th of May 2020 for a chance to win!  Good luck!

Download now…

 We’ll also be sharing submitted designs on our social media channels, so keep an eye on the following:

Terms and Conditions:

  • This competition is open to residents of both Ireland and the UK.
  • We welcome entries from people of all ages.
  • Multiple entries per person are allowed.
  • Submitted entries may be used by Every Can Counts for its own marketing and communications purposes.
  • Entries need to be submitted before midnight on Sunday 10th of May 2020 in order to be included in the competition.
  • The winner and runners up will be contacted within one week of the competition’s closing date.
  • The Every Can Counts team will collectively pick a winner and 3 runners up from the totality of entries received.  The team’s decision will be final.
  • Every Can Counts will not offer a cash equivalent to the prizes available.
  • Submitted contact details will only be used for the purposes of this competition and will be deleted once the competition has closed and prizes have been awarded.

T&C’s Festival Tickets Social Competition

Festival Tickets Social Media Competition T&C’s

  • One entry per social media account.
  • Entrants may take part across multiple social media platforms.
  • Entrants must satisfy all criteria as requested by the competition post (for example, liking, tagging, and sharing).
  • Winners are chosen at random from all those who satisfied the criteria. Every Can Counts decisions are final.
  • Tickets cannot be exchange for a cash or any other prize.
  • Winner may be required to pick up tickets from the even box office, or they may be posted to their home address.


Can It! To Win It with Tidy Towns and Every Can Counts

Every Can Counts wants to help you to score high marks with the Tidy Towns entry form and pick up the ‘Can It’ award and €1,500 along the way.

Every Can Counts aims to make it easier for people to recycle their cans when they’re out and about, we provide free recycling packs to organisations who want to offer can recycling facilities for the customers, staff, and visitors.

Each pack includes three indoor recycling bins, posters, and liner sacks.  Every Can Counts works with existing waste contractors who take away these bags of segregated cans.

The Can It! Award challenges groups to increase the number of can recycling points within their town or village.  There are four simple steps to take part and win:

  • Identify local businesses or organisations who could use FREE can recycling bins. (It could be a café, a leisure centre, a GAA club or anywhere you see a need).
  • Speak with the business owner/manager and ask them if they’d like some free can recycling packs (includes 3 indoor bins, posters, and bin liners).
  • Contact Every Can Counts at with details of the venue and how many bins they require. Please include a contact name, number, and address, and let us know if they consent to receiving and using the recycling packs.
  • Fill in the application form found here and return it to

The quantity and variety of locations where groups place an Every Can Counts programme will be taken into consideration when choosing a winner.

Remember to mention how many Every Can Counts programmes you have implemented in your Super Valu Tidy Towns entry form under the ‘Tidiness and Litter Control’ (90 marks) and ‘Sustainability –Doing more with less’ (50 marks) headings as it could contribute towards your overall mark.

Drink cans are endlessly recyclable with no loss of quality, and save huge amounts of energy when made from recycled materials (95% energy saving), this makes them the perfect on the go drinks choice for sustainable businesses, towns, and people.

To download a Can It! Application form click here CANIT!Competition2019

For more information on the Tidy Towns and all of the other special awards click here

If you have any questions about the Can It! Award get in touch with Róisín at

Upload pictures of Every Can Counts at work in your town to your social media and include  #everycancounts and we’ll repost your efforts for all to see.

Good luck to all the Tidy Town applicants in this year’s competition!

Closing date 17th of May 2019