Entry Criteria

Entry Criteria

How will the two-stage competition work? 

  • For the first stage entrants should submit digitally a single A3 page PDF to explain the proposal. The information submitted needs to include details of the team. The deadline for entries is Friday 30th June and has now closed.
  • Shortlisted entrants at stage two will be expected to present their design to the jury in September and will be required to provide a range of at least three hi-res images (including drawings). Shortlisted entrants will receive a £1,000 honorarium for their time.

What do we want to see from the entries?

Entrants should consider the following in drawing up their concept designs:

  • The design should provide a showcase for possible future colour design trends in respect of residential design applications
  • Suitability of playhouse design for children in terms of appeal, utility and safety
  • Material and structural longevity
  • Sense of fun and delight
  • Entrants are invited to use James Hardie weatherboarding as they see fit www.jameshardie.co.uk

N.B. For the competition, James Hardie can bespoke its weatherboarding products in any colour required

To request a sample of James Hardie weatherboarding, please click here

Copyright on all submitted proposals is retained by the architect.

The deadline for entries is Friday 30th June and has now closed.

Entry fee

It is free to enter


Shortlisting will take place in July and the finalists will be informed if they are successful and through to the judging day by the middle of July. 


All finalists will deliver their presentations during live judging to the panel in September.


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