Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition 2017 now open!
It’s time to get creative – entries for the 2017 Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition are now open.
Now in its fifth year, the 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 50 contractors took part in the contest last year, engaging over 2,800 children in creating eye-catching and unique works of art.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:
“The Scheme is delighted to launch this year’s Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, which provides the perfect opportunity for children to use their artistic skills on sites’ hoardings throughout the UK.
“The Scheme is always impressed by the standard of entries received from our registered sites, companies and suppliers, who engage with their communities in such a positive and inspirational way. We look forward to seeing this year’s colourful and constructive works of art which make a great contribution to improving the image of the construction industry.”
All participants will receive prizes including trophies, medals, certificates and more.
Competition winners will be featured in a special press release, website news story and an article in the Scheme’s Industry Image magazine.
The deadline for completing the entry form was 12 May.
Entrants will need to submit photos and information on their event to the Scheme by the 16 June, when the winning entries will be selected by a judging panel.
The entry fee is £400 (+ VAT), which includes two Ivor Goodsite promotional signs, two A2 posters to promote taking part in the competition, and prizes for up to 40 participants.
This year, it has been agreed that 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 20 participants.
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.
Last year’s winning sites chose themes which represented their local town and environment; these included: ‘Electric Quarter’, ‘Science in Pictures’, ‘The Beach’, ‘The History of Ventnor’, ‘The Queen’s 90th Birthday’, ‘The Steam Train’ and ‘Under the Sea’.
Eastfield Primary School’s Head Teacher, Mrs Jamil, who helped Mulalley decorate their Lytchet Way site said:
“Creativity is at the heart of our philosophy at Eastfield because it promotes good learning. We were thrilled to have been invited to be part of such a creative project. Our pupils had an amazing day planning, designing and creating such a wonderful piece of art. This will indeed continue to impact on our entire community because the children are planning to renovate a wall in our playground with this positive style of graffiti.”
Commenting on last year’s Hoarding Competition, Paul Webster, Gentoo Construction Managing Director said:
“The Considerate Constructors Scheme provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate our ability to successfully integrate communities into our construction activities with tangible benefits gained for all involved.”
For more information on the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, click here.
A minimum contribution of 4% plus VAT per competition entry shall be made to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (charity no: 1053549), the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. CAPT want children to lead active, healthy lives and recognise their need to experiment, play and take risks. CAPT help children, parents and professionals to understand the real risks to children’s safety and gain skills in managing those risks. For more information, click here.