Ivor Goodsite’s 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 which runs from January to May 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 in 2017, engaging over 3,500 children in creating eye-catching and unique works of art.
Edward Hardy, Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive said:
“Here at the Scheme, we never cease to be amazed by the eye-catching, imaginative and inventive ways that schools and community groups use to decorate their local hoardings, turning them into show-stopping focal points.”
All participants receive prizes including trophies, medals, certificates and more.
Competition winners will be featured in a special press release, website news story, an article in the Scheme’s Industry Image magazine and will receive social media coverage from the Scheme.
The entry fee 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.
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 25 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.
Winning sites from the competition in 2017 chose themes which represented their local town and environment; these included: ‘Youth and Community, ‘Nature and Boats, ‘Children Around The World, ‘Tales of the Thames’, ‘Rainforest’, ‘Hope and Positivity’ and ‘Bee Strong Manchester’.
For more information on the previous year’s 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.