We’re on a mission to find the best imaginary hideaway across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire in our ‘Design a Den’ Challenge with some great prizes to be won!
So, if you are aged between 4 & 11 years old and you think you’ve got what it takes, then read on…
Imagine a space that’s just for you, where you have total control over how it looks and no grown-ups are allowed! What would your den be made of? What would it look like? What activities might you want to do in your den?
We are looking for some really inspirational ideas; especially ones that consider the environment, so have a think about what materials you can reuse or recycle. The more unusual the better!
Once you have imagined what your own special space could look like, you can bring it to life in any of the following ways:
Build – you might want to actually build your den creation in the garden! Check out your shed, garage, garden for any objects that could be part of your design.
Model making – what about making a model of your den? Use whatever you have available such as card, paper, straws, foil, lollipop sticks…the list is endless! Don’t forget to check the recycling box!
Drawing/ Painting/ Collages – get your creation down on good old paper if drawing is your thing. Feel free to use paints, pens, pencils to get your ideas across.
Design – create your den by using a drawing program or software on your home computer or tablet.
Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at our quick Design Tips if you need some inspiration.
HOW TO ENTER
When your creation is complete, simply take a photograph and email it to us. Feel free to add some more information to your design if you wish but please, no more than 200 words. Don’t forget to include your name, age and address, and make sure you check with your grown up before you enter.
Our competition is open to children who live in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire and fit into one of the following age categories:
4 to 6 year olds
7 to 9 year olds
10 to 11 year olds
Your design will be judged on its creativity, how you have made it eco-friendly and any ideas you have had for using recycled materials and objects.
iPADS UP FOR GRABS!
One winner will be chosen from each age category and will receive a brand new iPad! We’ll also be choosing a runner up in each category and they will receive an art and crafts set.