Young designers, engineers, innovators and dreamers: sharpen your crayons it’s competition time. To celebrate its 120th birthday Tower Bridge has announced a national contest for children to design their own version of the iconic bridge. The judging panel, which includes Isabel Wolfe Barry, great, great granddaughter of the bridge’s original civil engineer, Sir John Wolfe Barry, will choose one winner whose design will be rendered into a 3D model and put on display in the Tower Bridge Exhibition (and seen by 2,000 visitors daily).
Entry forms can be downloaded from the Tower Bridge Website or picked up from Tower Bridge itself. Artist’s tools can include anything; try crayons, felt-tips, paint, pasta shapes, textiles, pipe cleaners, belly button fluff or computer generated images. All entries must be shown on a flat A4 piece of paper, so if you’ve worked big scan it in or take a photograph. Designs will be judged in three aged categories 6-8s, 9-11s and 12-14s (bad luck Heatherwick and Lumley, The Garden Bridge will have to wait). One over-all winner will be selected from the best entry in the three categories and will get to keep the 3D model once it has been on public display.