Seychelles Eco – Friendly & DIY Christmas Tree Compition 2022

Written by on 23rd November 2022

The recycled Christmas tree competition returns to Seychelles for the 3rd year. The Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment is having a DIY Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Competition. This is a great initiative and an environment-friendly way to celebrate Christmas.

The competition, which was officially launched, is open to schools, homes, districts, the private sector and civil society, as well as public sector organisations. It is aimed at encouraging the local population to create and make their own tree and décor as opposed to opting for imported Christmas decorations most of which are not necessarily environmentally friendly.

Last year this was a great success as the island was full of beautiful DIY Seychelles decorations – people were very creative using items from used painted tyres to coconut husks.  Join in this year by creating your very own DYI Christmas Tree and decorations. This is for a great cause as well you can win the competition!

To enter note the following;

Christmas lights and other electrical devices may be added to enhance the visual appeal/effect of the decorations. They can also use finishing craft materials such as ribbons, paints, fabrics, buttons, and other crafts accessories. Local DIY productions material are essential to embellish your tree, also upcycled craft hanging decors and things from nature that can be made into decorations are a plus. Also, remember that the minimum size for your tree is 1.5 meters. It is also important to show that the work done is not done by a professional craftsman, but by the Team’s participation. Photographic evidence of the creation should be kept together with night impact pictures.


Diversity of Recycled and Natural Materials (upcycling)
Originality and Uniqueness of the Design
Creativity, Coherence, and Craftsmanship of the Tree
Overall Appearance/appeal and visual impact (day and night)
Bio-degradability of the tree or re-usability

Judging end of November for schools and the first 2 weeks of December for others.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Education Division at the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change
and Environment on 4670500 for more details.

Here are some photos of DIY Christmas Trees for the year 2021.



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