It’s the second time Lillicrap Chilcott has asked local youngsters to consider the way homes are designed and built in the county. A similar competition was piloted last year in schools around the Truro area with huge success. This year the design challenge will be opened up to participants across the whole of the county.
Ian Lillicrap, Director, said: “We are very excited about the new competition and can’t wait to see what kind of entries we get. Last year’s contest had an environmental-awareness theme which prompted a lot of very futuristic eco-homes. This year the brief is much wider so we will expect to see some far more traditional-looking buildings being given a contemporary slant.”
The competition has three different age categories with entries invited from anyone aged 3-18. There are three cash prizes in each section with the main winner of each also collecting £1,000 for their school.
Andrew Chilcott commented: “Last year the schools put a lot of time and effort into making sure their pupils put a good deal of thought into their entries. This year we would like to reward that dedication, and give the schools an added incentive to get involved, by giving the winning school in each category a cheque for £1,000.”
Ian Lillicrap added: “Creating comfortable, yet sensitively designed homes is essential to keep a county like Cornwall looking beautiful. We very much hope that the challenge will be taken up by schools across the county as a means of getting young people to think about how the built-environment in Cornwall could progress and develop in the years to come.”