Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon Contest Winners Announced

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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 the winners in the Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon contest that ended on December 18, 2015. The nationwide contest asked children ages 2 to 10 years of age to physically build with their Big Blue Blocks at area schools, family centers, parks or digitally on their 3D Builder app.

Caden, Age 6, Grand Prize Winner in Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon

We are amazed by the creativity and effort put forth by all the children who entered our Build-A-Thon, and are encouraged by the future builders, engineers, and architects supported by enthusiastic parents and caregivers...

Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today the winners in the Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon contest that ended on December 18, 2015. The nationwide contest asked children ages 2 to 10 years of age to physically build with their Big Blue Blocks at area schools, family centers, parks or digitally on their 3D Builder app.

Parents and caregivers were encouraged to take a photograph or screen shot and submit photos of the “builds” to enter to win one of over 500 prizes, including a grand prize trip to New York City and customized Big Blue Block sets.

The winners of the contest (with hundreds of entries), were notified of their win on Friday, January 22, 2016.

The Grand Prize winner was Caden, Age 6, from Columbus, OH. Caden and a parent or caregiver will be offered the chance to travel to New York City this summer to build at the legendary Imagination Playground Park all expenses paid. Caden is also the recipient of a customized 105-piece Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks set and Play Associate’s Training (valued at over $7500.00).

The First Place winners were Bella, age 4 from San Jose, CA (physical build) and Henry, age 8, from Olathe, KS (digital build). Both Bella and Henry won a customized 105-piece Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks set.

The Second Place winners were Jaycob, age 8 from Jacksonville, AK (physical build) and Eliana, age 7, from Denver, CO (digital build). Both Jaycob and Eliana won a customized 55-piece Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks set.

All entrants will receive the Third Place prize of a 50-piece mini pop-out playground, just for participating. All winning “build” photographs will be available on the Imagination Playground website, which can be found at http://www.imaginationplayground.com.

Dave Krishock, President & CEO of Imagination Playground shared the following, “We were amazed by the creativity and effort put forth by all the children who entered our Build-A-Thon, and are encouraged by all the future builders, engineers, and architects supported by enthusiastic parents and caregivers to use their imaginations in this way.”

Krishock went on to announce, “Because of the overwhelming support for the contest by children, parents, and our Partners in Play, we’d like to announce a new Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon contest for 2016 that will begin on February 1st! Stay tuned for more contest information as we open up the program session.”

To learn more about the Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon and to watch for updates on the 2016 session, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/build-a-thon/index.html.

To learn more about Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks, reach out to contactus(at)imaginationplayground(dot)com.

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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