March 12, 2010

How do kids in Uganda like to play?

In December, we announced Playable 2010, an international design competition that invites designers from all over the world to invent creative playspaces. The first portion of the competition, which closed on February 26, asked kids to draw pictures of how they like to play. Judges are now reviewing entries from over 44 countries!

Here are kids in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda preparing their entries:

Acholi Quarter Uganda

Tomorrow, their drawings and others from all over the world will be presented at the international conference for The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) and The American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA).

You’ll be able to see them on the Playable Kids website.

The “grown-up” portion of the competition launches on March 15. Ever dreamed of designing a playspace? Sharpen your pencils because now is your chance.

The competition is presented by the Atlanta Task Force on Play (founded by KaBOOM! Playmaker Cynthia Gentry) and Georgia Tech.

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