Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition 2013


After a fantastic response from sites all over the UK, the Scheme is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition.

Last year saw the launch of Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition whereby construction sites invited local schools and children’s groups to decorate their site hoarding. Events were organised over the summer months, where children could be as imaginative as they wanted to be in decorating a site hoarding based on a chosen theme.


This initiative proved to be a fantastic way for construction sites across the UK to work together with their surrounding communities, and actively involve the young people who may be affected by their works. The competition also enabled children to learn all about construction, and though the hoarding may only be temporary, the experience may have left a lasting impression and inspired some to consider a career in construction when they are older!

Over 2000 children took part in the competition, and every participant received a medal and goody bag to thank them for their time and effort spent creating such masterpieces. After some careful deliberation, the judges chose three winning entries that would have their prizes personally delivered by Ivor Goodsite himself – they also received a special golden trophy.

The three winners were:

Brookfield Multiplex
With the help of: Pirie Park Primary, St Constantine’s Primary, Riverside Primary and St Saviour Primary
Theme: ‘People who help us’


Each school submitted a panel of artwork with the designs incorporating the hospital and the construction site. All of the participants were very excited to be taking part in the competition and visiting the site. Baxter and Gillespie donated materials, buckets and brushes, and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde donated refreshments for the school pupils when they came to site.


Laing O’Rourke
With the help of: Oldham College
Theme: ‘The Story Train’


Twenty-five of the Year 2 art students at Oldham College painted a long train, filled with nursery rhyme characters on to the hoarding facing the College crèche. The crèche is located in the middle of the construction works and would therefore benefit most from a revamp of the hoardings. A theme was chosen as it was thought that the children would enjoy seeing some friendly characters and bright paintings when they look out of the crèche windows.


With the help of: Residents of L&Q’s Springfield Rise Estate
Theme: ‘Buildings and Communities’


Sixteen young residents of L&Q’s Springfield Rise Estate put their artistic skills to the test as part of a Summer Holiday Graffiti Workshop hosted by Mulalley. The creative youngsters came up with an inspirational piece of artwork to cover the site hoarding and picked up a few skills along the way. The design captures local landmarks and the improvements being made to their homes.


However it was also decided that as all of the hoardings were so creatively designed and beautifully decorated, every entry would receive a trophy to congratulate them.

All profits from the competition were donated to the Safe Network, which is jointly managed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Children England. The charity provides safeguarding information related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups.

The Scheme has produced a special Hoarding Competition winners’ brochure which lists all of last year’s entrants and includes a write-up and photos of every event. Please click here to view the brochure.

Costume hire

Industry mascots Ivor and Honor Goodsite can be hired to attend construction-related events to engage with children and encourage safety on site. Find out more about how you can hire the costume characters and promote a positive image of the industry.