Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University

Pallet Challenge

We’ve enjoyed four amazing Pallet Challenge events since 2015 and hope that they have inspired your creativity and sustainability. This event will no longer be offered, but we still hope to see you at GreenFest, 9-1pm on October 5, 2019!

Congratulations to our 2018 Pallet Challenge Winners!

We had some beautiful and very creative entries this year- congratulations to all who entered! View photos of most of the entries here.
The winners were as follows:
1st Bryan Neal – trestle table
2nd Pete Sessa & Elizabeth Rasnick – Dry Marsh – coffee table and ladder
3rd Kyle Herman and Kenny Rettinger  – Team Work – pallet chair
People’s Choice Bryan Neal   – trestle table
1st  ‘Blima’ — students of Elizabeth Eubanks at Jenkins High School- recycling bins
2nd Martindale/ Rushing – Rylee and Finn Rushing – chess board
3rd ‘Your Pallet’ – Nathan Ryan, Terry Alexander & Brandon Barefield,  students of Elizabeth Eubanks – desk and accessories
People’s Choice ‘Pallet Predator’ Emory D’Arcangelo – bowl and vase

Congratulations to our 2017 Pallet Challenge Winners!

1st Place and People’s Choice – Chris Little – Pallet Cooler
2nd Place Team Dry Marsh – Pete Sessa
3rd Place Team JALT (Jonathan Altman and Lucas Tulloch) – Pallet Garden Wall – Richmond Hill Middle School
(brought to you by CfS, i2STEMe and BIG and sponsored by Pallet One).

2016 Winners

1st Place: Dry Marsh – Fishing Bench with Carved Fish from Pallets

2nd Place: Brent Tharp – Decorative Planters & Garden Items

3rd Place: Wood Made Statesboro – Gardening Table

People’s Choice: D’Arcangelo Dominators – Motorized Pallet Car





2015 Winners
2015 Winners
1st place
Recycling Bin and Can Crusher- 2 Smashing Guys
2nd place
Worm Compost Bin- Raised Basic
3rd place
Hanging Chair- The D’Arcangelo Dominators
2015 Honorable Mentions
Loft bed and Desk with Coffee Can Light– F Squared
Picnic table/Bench- Tyler Paris
Tables and picture frames- Rash
Peoples Choice Award Winner
Loft bed and Desk with Coffee Can Light F squared

Below are some of the fantastic entries from our 2015 competition

2 Smashing Guys
Joseph Meador, Ian
Recycling Bin and Can Crusher


For instructions, please click here

Avonlea Pye
Avonlea Pye
Coffee Rack

avonlea pye

Jamie Kirkland, Deven Pierce, Kevin Simerson, Paul Beasley, David Knight, Chris Thorpe
Picnic Table

F squared
Emory and Frank D’Arcangelo
Loft bed and Desk with Coffee Can Light



For instructions, please click  here

Raised Basics
Jawon Jones
Worm Compost Bins

Matthew Rash
Tables and picture frames


Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Angelo Dodys, Greg Carter, Kate Rakoczy, Dylan Carter, Garret Darsey, Patricia Cater
Pallet Medallions

Team Dakota
Dakota Gravine, Matt Gay, Shawn Griffin, Alex Coleman, Jordan Pollick, Elizabeth Ewbank
Dodge Ball Catapult

dodgeball catapult

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Team Georgia Southern University ASME
Stephen Johnson, Jennifer Shaffer, Joel DeMeritt, Jalil Bush, Brian Vlcek
Vertical Planter
gsu asme

Team Seven
Hemaliben Patel, James Hazzard, Parker Bass, Quyen Vo, Arianna Jones, Elizabeth Ewbank
Pallet Couch

For instructions, please click here

Team Wild Card
T’Ammari Grant, Brandon Batey, Sarah Redmond, Sanya Dudani, Jacqueline Cason, Elizabeth Ewbank
Coffee Table

pallet table

For instructions, please click  here

The D’Arcangelo Dominators
Micah and Frank D’Arcangelo
Hanging chair

D'Arcangelo Dominators

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Tyler Paris
Tyler Paris
Picnic Table/Bench

picnik table_bench

For instructions, please click here


Last updated: 8/14/2019

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