Our flagship #iBuiltThis2018 campaign will be back by popular industry demand later this September. You have the summer holiday period to get your entries ready for when the submissions open on 3 September.
The competition is image led and run completely on social media for a period of three weeks. Entry will open on 3 September and the closing date is 23 September. WInners will be revealed at the #iBuiltThis2018 awards ceremony at the UK Construction Week Exhibition on 9 October 2018.
The format will stay the same as last year where the submission categories were divided into three age groups – 13 and under; 14 to 18; and 19 and over.
The winners of last year’s competition were announced by Channel 4 TV presenter George Clarke at UK Construction Week (UKCW) in October 2017:
- 13 and under: Kendrick Long – New three little pigs, a mix of gardening materials, chopsticks and Lego bricks. He won a family package to Legoland, and Brendan Williams, CEO of category sponsor Building Heroes collected the award on his behalf at UKCW
- 14-18: Emily Ash, representing Brooklands College, Surrey – wall and cavity synoptic testing. She won an iPhone 8, and Jenny Herdman from sponsor Home Builders Federation accepted the award
- 19 and over: Carwyn Jones – Dragon’s Eye cabin. He won an overnight stay at the iconic London St.Pancras hotel, plus a trip on the London Eye (Colin Teagle from sponsor Silver Trowel co-presented the award to Carwyn)
- Judges award for excellence: Frankie Bicker – Lime and fibrous plastering restoration at the Royal Academy of Arts. He won a GoPro camera, and Lydia Sharples from category sponsor Nevill Long collected the award.
Entrants must share a selfie of themselves with the image of the completed project they have built, or helped to build, using the hashtag #iBuiltThis2018 on the FIS social media platforms of Instagram and Twitter or alternatively they will be able to enter by visiting our website.
We expect the competition to be bigger and better than last year, we had phenomenal participation and support by industry with 22 partners, 8 sponsors, 11.7M social media reach and other channels, 34,000 engagement at UK Construction Week and 3,000 members of the public voted outside of the construction sector.
We have a great line-up of very high-profile judges for the competition along with some brilliant prizes. So get your entries ready now!
Detailed information will be available on our website in the coming weeks. www.thefis.org/skills-hub/i-built-this-2018/