Ben Fogle announces Kenco Young Eco Designer 2010 Regional winners
Kids around the UK get creative with rubbish
Ben Fogle and Britain’s leading ethically sourced coffee brand Kenco
today announced the regional winners of the Kenco Eco Refill Young Eco Designer
competition. 12 lucky finalists have now been selected to be in with a chance of
claiming the Kenco Young Eco Designer 2010 title and seeing their design
transformed into reality.
From imaginative designs such as dinosaurs to kites, Ben Fogle and the judging
panel, including representatives from Kenco and Terracycle, have selected 12
finalists from hundreds of eco-inspired entries. And now it’s over to
you! From today until the 25th May, Kenco is calling upon the nation to cast
their vote and decide who they would like to see crowned Kenco Young Eco
Designer 2010. To vote for your favourite, visit www.kenco.co.uk , or join the Kenco Facebook group and vote there
I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the designs, all of which
demonstrate how we can re-think rubbish in a fun and creative way. It’s
been incredibly tough choosing just 12 finalists from so many great ideas, but
there can only be one winner, and that decision is up to you! You have until the
25th May to cast your vote, so get voting for your favourite now! says
Ben Fogle, head judge on Young Eco Designer.
The number of entries has been fantastic and shows that
there’s a growing generation of environmentally conscious upcyclers. We
hope people will continue to be creative with their rubbish and think twice
before sending things to landfill. Good luck to everyone who has taken part in
Kenco Young Eco Designer, says Toby Smart, Kenco Brand Manager.
As well as the coveted title, the lucky winner will win a 4 night trip to New
York City* for a family of four, where they will have a unique opportunity to
visit TerraCycle, Kenco upcycling partner, and see
firsthand where rubbish, including Kenco Eco Refill packs, is already being
turned into upcycled products such as pencil cases, bags and backpacks.
Children and their families across the UK have embraced the challenge of
reducing and reusing waste creatively to avoid sending rubbish to landfill. From
the roadshows, where Ben Fogle toured the country on an upcycled Routemaster
bus, to online, where thousands of budding designers around the country uploaded
their designs, the response has been fantastic.
Voting closes 25th May 2010.