January 29, 2010

Kids needed for play design competition

Playable KidsPlayable 2010, a brand-new international design competition, invites designers of all types from around the world to design playground equipment and spaces that will "give a sense of place, wonder and fun so strong that they will entice children outdoors to play." You may remember the launch last month, and now they need kids to show the designers what "fun" is all about!

As the kickoff for Playable 2010, Playable Kids is a contest that asks children around the world to draw pictures of what fun looks like to them. Their drawings will serve to educate and inspire the architects, artists, designers, landscape architects and others who will enter the Playable 2010 International Design Competition later this year. It is a great opportunity for kids to use their creativity to help others. The winning "kid designers" will even have the opportunity to be interviewed to explain their "philosophy of play" to the pros! 

The deadline for kids to enter has been extended to Feb. 26 (or Feb. 12 for entries coming from outside the United States). You can download the entry form here (pdf) and instruction sheet here (pdf). More details and entry information can be found on the Playable Kids website.

The competition is presented by the Atlanta Task Force on Play (founded by KaBOOM! Playmaker Cynthia Gentry) and Georgia Tech in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs; Park Pride; and the Atlanta Beltline.

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