It’s time to get creative – Scheme-registered sites, companies and suppliers can now enter Ivor Goodsite’s increasingly popular Hoarding Competition.
Now in its sixth year, the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition enables children of all ages to unleash their artistic skills on site hoardings which become large canvases for their imaginative creations.
Any organisation registered with the Scheme can enter the competition and invite their local school, college or community group to help them design and decorate their hoardings and transform them into attractive murals.
A record 70 contractors took part in the contest last year, engaging over 3,500 children in creating eye-catching and unique works of art.
Edward Hardy, Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive said:
“The Scheme is delighted to launch the 2018 Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition. Now in its sixth year, the Hoarding Competition provides an excellent opportunity for Scheme-registered sites and companies to engage with local schools and community groups to decorate site hoardings with fun and creative works of art.
We look forward to seeing and judging the eye-catching, imaginative and inventive Hoarding Competition entries, which will help to promote a positive image of the construction industry throughout the UK and Ireland.”
All participants will receive prizes including trophies, medals, certificates and fun packs.
Competition winners will be featured in a special brochure, an article in the Scheme’s Industry Image magazine, and on the Scheme’s website and social media platforms.
How to enter
All entrants will need to complete an entry form by 11 May.
Once the form has been completed, entrants should then organise an event with a local school, local community centre or any other local group to help them design and decorate their hoarding around a chosen theme.
Entrants will then need to submit photos and information on their event to the Scheme by the 15 June, when the winning entries will be selected by a judging panel.
The entry fee for sites with a project value of over £2m is £400 (+ VAT), which includes two Ivor Goodsite promotional signs, two A2 posters to promote entry in the competition, and prizes for up to 50 participants.
Sites with a project value of under £2m can enter the competition for a reduced fee of £225 (+ VAT), which includes one promotional sign, one A2 poster and prizes for up to 25 participants.
To enter this year’s competition, click here.
2017 Hoarding Competition
To find out more about last year’s Hoarding Competition, the 70 sites and 3,500 children who took part, and any ideas for what you could do this year, click on the Brochure download button below.
As part of this competition, the Scheme pledges to make a minimum donation of 4% plus VAT per competition entry, to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).
CAPT is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people who are killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust, said:
“The Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition is a great example of engaging with local communities. The children’s artworks are fantastic. The initiative helps children learn about the value of the construction industry and forges closer links between contractors, schools and youth groups. We see so many parallels with our own charity’s work with communities UK-wide, including through our annual awareness campaign Child Safety Week.”