Build-A-Thon Events Growing in Schools, Children’s Museums, Camps, and Overseas

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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, is witnessing a groundswell of events being scheduled across the world in support of their Build-A-Thon contest. From New York City Parks – to Seoul, South Korea – Build-A-Thon Events and contest submissions are being added daily.

Build-A-Thon at Imagination Playground Park, Burling Slip, New York, New York

We are thrilled with the overwhelming response across the world to our Build-A-Thon contest and love that it is providing us another opportunity to collaborate with our Partners in Play.

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, is witnessing a groundswell of events being scheduled across the world in support of their Build-A-Thon contest. From New York City Parks – to Seoul, South Korea – Build-A-Thon Events and contest submissions are being added daily.

By the end of the contest period, September 7th, over 1000 events will have been held in the US and another 5000 across the world. Events in July are being held, for example, at Kohl Children’s Museum, in Glenview, IL, in Miami Children’s Museum, and several in the New York City Parks and Rec playgrounds. This collaboration with these premier organizations, have provided opportunities for children to build with the Imagination Playground Block sets and win over 500 prizes.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response across the world to our Build-A-Thon contest and love that it is providing us another opportunity to collaborate with our Partners in Play. I just returned from Korea, Imagination Playground’s fastest growing market, where our distributor committed to organizing hundreds of events this summer,” shared Dave Krishock, President, Imagination Playground.

He went on to say, “We’d love to partner with organizations to bring a Build-A-Thon event to the children in their communities. We want to provide access for the children to enter as many times as they like, through our app or where the playgrounds are available to the public – all kids should have a chance to win these big prizes! To find out about the contest and the events scheduled, visit our website at http://www.imaginationplayground.com.”

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!

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 or through Google Play.) Entrants can forward screen shots of their designs to enter. Or entrants can physically build with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks at any of their Partners in Play. A photograph of the creation can be forwarded on to enter.

To schedule an event or find a location to build, reach out to contactus(at)imaginationplayground(dot)com.
To find out more about the contest and the events scheduled, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/build-a-thon.

To download the free app on iOS devices, visit http://bit.ly/3D-APP

To download the free app on Android devices, visit http://bit.ly/android-3d-app

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 60 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com

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