January 22, 2009

Kids can submit their playground designs at YourPlayground.org

Allstate, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, is building the first Allstate Little Hands U.S. Olympic Playground at Jesse Owens Park on Chicago's South Side.

At YourPlayground.org, children can create and submit their ideas to help inspire the playground's actual design.

The contest is open to children 6-12 years old living in Illinois, Wisconsin or Indiana. Three winners will be chosen, one from each age range: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12. Each winner will receive a $250 Visa gift card, a $500 savings bond and $1,000 in sporting equipment for their school courtesy of Allstate.

The top three designs will be presented to the Chicago Park District and could inspire the actual design of the playground which is expected to be built in summer 2009 at Jesse Owens Park.

The contest ends Jan. 31, 2009 and winners will be announced in March 2009.

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