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Exciting Bug Building Competition Launches For Isle Of Wight Youngsters

Bug/insect house

An exciting digital competition for young Islanders is underway to get involved with during lockdown, which requires some bug-inspired ideas.

Architect business Mattinson Assocociates based in Whitwell has previously held the Young Designers Award competition, which aims to educate children about architecture.

But the Island-based firm says ‘due to a lack of funding’ it was unable to take place in 2020.

So, this year, children aged 16 or under are being asked to design a bug building – an insect hotel in the shape of your favourite building.

There are two ways to enter:

  • Draw a picture of your dream bug building 
  • Make a model from your garden and household waste and submit a maximum of three photographs

Both require a maximum of 200 words about the model or drawing (this portion will not be judged, it is just to help explain the design). 

Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject line ‘The Bug Building Competition’. 

The winner will get an eco-friendly bundle and a book on architecture.

The competition closes at midnight on 28 February.


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