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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0800 783 1423.
Honor’s Big Build has returned for its second year and runs from 3rd September to 30th November 2018. Thanks to our partnership with ‘Go Construct’, every entry will receive fun packs and certificates for taking part, and this year’s winning entries will also receive a whole host of educational and promotional prizes. All prizes will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants. Any additional prizes can be purchased separately.
How to enter:
How to submit your entry:
Once we receive your entry form, you will be sent an instructions and guidance document, which will give you all the information required to take part. To submit your completed entry, you will need to download and fill in an ‘Event Form’ and email it to us via email@example.com, along with as many photos as possible.
The higher resolution images, the better, as this will help when it comes to judging. If you’re having issues sending your high-res photos to us, you can use wetransfer.com. This website will allow you to send up to 2GB worth of files free of charge. Please ensure you gain all the necessary permissions before sending any photos to us.
Submission deadline is 30th November 2018.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:
“Honor’s Big Build helps to deliver three really important messages to children and young adults; how exciting the construction industry is to work in; how important protecting the environment is when creating buildings; and how construction is open to everyone, by having a female industry mascot helping to challenge the perception that construction is only for men.
“Huge thanks to CITB’s Go Construct initiative for partnering with the Scheme to help make this year’s competition even bigger. We look forward to seeing a fantastic range of creative entries from across the UK and Ireland.”
To take a look at all of 2017’s entries – click here.