Imagination Playground Announces Build-A-Thon Contest!

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Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today their Build-A-Thon contest with over 500 prizes being awarded. From March 20th to September 7th, 2015, entrants are being asked to submit photos of their “builds” to win.

Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon Contest!

This is a great summertime activity for families and a great way for parents and children to support their favorite organization.

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today their Build-A-Thon contest with over 500 prizes being awarded. From March 20th to September 7th, 2015, entrants are being asked to submit photos of their “builds” to win.

There are two ways to play. Children between ages 2 and 10 years of age can submit photos of as many physical builds or app screen designs as they like to buildathon(at)imaginationplayground(dot)com. The Build-A-Thon allows building on Imagination Playground’s newly introduced 3D Builder app (available for free download on the iTunes App Store at itunes.apple.com/us/app/imagination-playground-3d.) Entrants can forward screen shots of their designs to enter. Or entrants can physically build with their Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks at any of their Partners in Play (local family centers, children’s museums, discovery centers and science centers). A photograph of the creation can be forwarded on to enter.

The prizes include a Grand Prize of an all-expense-paid trip to build at the Imagination Playground Park in New York City and a customized 105-piece set of Imagination Playground blocks. There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for both digital and physical builds – over 500 winners in all. Builders can win for themselves or support their favorite organization (school, church, daycare, community center) by nominating them to receive the playground!

“We are so excited to be able to provide an opportunity for children to build with our blocks – both digitally and physically – and reward them for their efforts,” shared Dave Krishock, President, Imagination Playground. “Introducing children and their parents to our Imagination Playground 3D Builder app and collaborating with our Partners in Play around the country, provides us with a unique opportunity to share the learning benefits of our block play with a wider audience, “continued Krishock.

Krishock went on to share, “This is just a great summertime activity for families and a great way for parents and children to support their favorite organization. Imagine the joy of a child winning something for themselves AND, if they so desire, being able to give to their local school or church? Priceless.”

Hundreds of Build-A-Thon events are being planned around the country to coincide with the contest. To schedule an event or to find a location to build, reach out to contactus(at)imaginationplayground(dot)com.

To learn more about how children can enter, contest rules, and locations to build, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/build-a-thon.html

About Imagination Playground, LLC
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Created by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums – and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, hotels, public parks and more – in North America and over 65 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com.

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