Our annual badge design competition gives pupils the chance to design the 11 WOW badges. Last year, we had over 120,000 entries making it one of the biggest design competitions for children in the UK. This year we want even more wonderful, creative designs to choose from!
WOW is Living Streets’ year-round walk to school challenge. Pupils log their daily journeys to school each day on the WOW Travel Tracker. Those that walk to school at least once a week for a month earn a WOW badge. There are 11 to collect across the year - it’s as easy as that.
From September 2019, we want to take WOW pupils on a year-round journey through time and across the globe, celebrating some of the greatest inventions ever created.
We are looking for engaging, fun, colourful depictions of inventions that changed the world! Ideally the designs will show their chosen inventions in use – so encourage the pupils to get creative and think outside the box!
Diversity is key, so pupils should be encouraged to recognise the inventions of lesser-celebrated people, including people of colour and women inventors.
The 11 winning designs will be turned into more than 400,000 badges, made from recycled yoghurt-pot material, and will feature across the 2019/20 WOW challenge.
The winners will also receive:
If your school is funded through a Living Streets project prizes will vary, please see full list of prizes in the T&Cs document below.
We want you to send us your school’s three best designs. Download the entry forms and additional information including tips and pointers for creating a winning badge below.
STEP 1: Photocopy and give out copies of the competition form to each class
STEP 2: Collate all of your pupils’ entries and choose the top three designs to enter into the competition
STEP 3: Send your chosen three designs to us via:
POST: Walk to school, Living Streets, 4th floor, Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ‘Badge competition entry 2019’.
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Walk to School Week
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Wear the shoes that make you happy, have fun and help us create safer, walkable streets for all.