Children aged 5-12 years are invited to create cardboard versions of Central Geelong buildings or landmarks at home during the winter school holidays, Saturday 27 June to Sunday 12 July 2020.

The aim of the activity is to encourage and foster creativity and community connection in children through building something awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination - that reflects a Central Geelong building or landmark they have a connection to or interest in. The event is inspired by the Imagination Foundation’s Annual Global Cardboard Challenge.

In 2013 we ran a Cardboard Challenge in Little Malop Street as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge. Click here to see our time lapse video of the day.

Our friend Bettina Atwill from local company 2nd Way For Play has created some videos to help with your build. There's a parents video and a DIY video of her Cunninghamp Pier build for some inspiration. Click here to watch the videos.  

Once you have finished your build you can enter the competition for your chance to WIN $250 worth of vouchers from:

Toyworld Geelong: $100
Kaisercraft: $50
Pizziera Adamo: $50
Cotton On Kids: $50

To enter take photo of your entry and go to  https://www.centralgeelong.com.au/competitions/149 upload the photo and leave your contact details and answer the question, ‘What inspired you to make this Central Geelong building or landmark?’.

Judging Criteria Will Be Based On:

  • Creativity
  • Relevance to the theme (that the design is of a Central Geelong building or landmark)
  • Overall design
  • Children must be aged between 5-12 years as of 12/7/20
  • The child’s age and the effort put in will be considered

Who can enter?
The competition is free to enter for anyone between the ages of 5-12 years from the state of Victoria. Entries from individuals will be accepted and entrants may enter more than one design, if they wish. However, entrants will need to fill out and submit a separate entry form for each design they submit.

Terms & Conditions: Competition opens at 7am on 27/06/2020 and closes at 11.59pm on 12/07/2020. You must upload a photo of your completed Central Geelong building or landmark cardboard creation and complete the online competition form to enter.

There will be one winner. The winner will be judged on the photo uploaded and will be determined by a panel of judges. The judges will select the photo which best fits the judging criteria of: creativity, relevance to the theme, overall design, entrants must be between the ages of 5-12 years as of 12/7/20 and live in the state of Victoria, the child’s age and effort put in will be considered. Entries from individuals will be accepted and entrants may enter more than one design, if they wish. However, entrants will need to fill out and submit a separate entry form for each design they submit. One winner will receive vouchers to the value of $250. 

There is one prize available consisting of one (1) $100 gift voucher to Toyworld Geelong, one (1) $50 gift voucher to Kaisercraft, one (1) $50 gift voucher to Pizzera Adamo and one (1) $50 gift voucher to Cotton On Kids. The total prize pool is valued at $250. The prize is not redeemable or transferable for cash. The judging will take place between 15/07/2020 and 17/07/2020 with winners notified via email on 22/07/2020. The prize will be mailed to the competition winner by 1/8/20.The winner will be listed at centralgeelong.com.au and entry images, including first name and age maybe used in Love Central Geelong social media channels. Judge’s decision is final.