This year’s challenge will follow in the footsteps of our previous house design competitions and will offer big cash prizes to local schools and individuals.
Organiser Sarah Lillicrap explained: “For the fourth year of the Lillicrap Chilcott competition we have decided to ring the changes by focussing on gardens. Living in Cornwall we have such varied terrain all around us from the lush green landscapes of the south coast to the dramatic cliffs of the north.”
“We want to see what our young designers see as their perfect garden whether that is the kind of garden you might find at a stately home or something entirely less formal with slides and play areas.”
Entrants are being asked to use colour, shape and design to create the garden of their dreams be it a rolling parkland or a country cottage garden complete with vegetable patch.
Among last year’s winners was Eleanor Mumford who collected a cheque for herself from TV presenter Charlie Luxton as well as £1,000 for her school, The Bolitho School.
Ann Miles, Acting Headteacher said: “It is a great competition and long may it continue. The standard of all the entries, not just the winners, was just fantastic and our pupils absolutely love taking part and relish the opportunity to do something
a little bit different to the everyday curriculum.”
“We were thrilled when Eleanor won the school prize and we have used the money to buy various items for the art and design department including a badge making machine, a laminator and a number of cameras to use in animation.”
“Essentially the £1,000 prize money has been used to buy a selection of things that all the pupils will have the chance to benefit from. It was a tremendous bonus for us all.”
This year’s competition launches this week with the closing date for entries in late November.
To pick up an entry form visit Lillicrap Chilcott in Lemon Street in Truro, or, if you’d like your school to enter, call Sarah Lillicrap on 01872 272942 or email email@example.com.