What is the Big Build?
Honor Goodsite’s Big Build competition enables Scheme-registered organisations to reach out to community groups, such as schools and youth clubs, to help them design and build famous or fictional buildings out of recyclable materials.
The Big Build Competition runs annually from September to December, but the Scheme is happy to register any interest for the competition throughout the year.
Honor’s competition is free to enter and allows children to think creatively about the environment and our impact upon it. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for contractors to engage with the public and also gives participants a window into the construction industry to see the varied, exciting jobs that come with it.
The Scheme received a whopping 32 entries in its first year, including a variety of models ranging from a stunning Wembley Stadium to a beautiful Manx Cottage. All contractors need to do is approach a school or community group, set a date for the build, collect recyclable materials and then – build!
You can register your interest by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0800 783 1423.
Honor’s Big Build has returned for its third year! Running from 2 September to 29 November, the competition is free to enter and thanks to our partnership with CITB’s ‘Go Construct’, all entrants will receive 25 fun packs for taking part! On top of this, winners will receive 25 Honor Environmental Activity Books, a £100 Amazon Voucher for the school or community group they took part with and a free Honor costume hire valid for 12 months. Additional prizes can be purchased.
How to enter:
How to submit your entry:
To submit your entry, download and fill in an ‘Event Form’ and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with at least 5 pictures of your Build (the more pictures the better!). To assist with submitting your entry, we would recommend using wetransfer.com, this site will allow you to send up to 2GB of files free of charge so that you do not need to make any of your photos smaller to send them via Outlook etc.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said back in 2018:
“Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Big Build competition and congratulations to every winner and runner-up.
This year has seen a record-breaking 40 competition entries from schools and charitable organisations across the UK each making highly imaginative recreations of local and iconic buildings using recyclable materials.
Communities and the local environment are often at the very heart of many building projects, and we are delighted to see how those registered with the Scheme are working with their local communities through the Big Build competition to create these fantastic pieces of artwork and engineering!”