Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition 2014



After an incredible response from sites all over the UK, the Scheme is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition.

Last year saw the launch of the competition whereby construction sites invited local schools and children’s groups to participate in decorating their hoardings. Events were organised over the summer months, where children could let their imagination run wild as they decorated site hoardings based on their chosen theme. This year’s competition saw the second Hoarding Competition launched in April and the Scheme has received an even bigger response than last year!


The Ivor Goodsite Hoarding competition has proved to be a successful innovation for construction sites across the UK to work together with their surrounding communities, and actively involve young people who may be affected by their works. Upon entering the competition, the children were given the opportunity to learn about construction, even though the hoarding decorations may only be temporary, the experience may be a long term impression and possibly be the incentive for some to consider a career in construction as they become older!

Over 2500 children took part in this year’s competition, with every participant due to receive a medal and goody bag to thank them for their time and effort spent creating such masterpieces. After some careful deliberation, the judges chose five winning entries that will be receiving a special golden trophy and a visit from Ivor Goodsite himself, along with their goody bags.

The five winners were:

Midas Construction Ltd
With the help of: Broadclyst Community Primary School
Theme: Fields and wildlife of Broadclyst


The children at Broadclyst Primary School decorated the hoarding boards with a bright summer scene, inspired by the fields and wildlife around Broadclyst. Children aged from 2 ½ to 11 took part in decorating the board by painting sunflowers, stems, bugs and grass. The younger children covered their hands in paint to make hand prints for the grass whilst the older children created their own drawings of mini-beasts in the art studio which were transferred to the boards using graphite paper. They then carefully painted them by mixing their own colours in acrylic paint.


Wates Living Space
With the help of: Lliswerry Primary School
Theme: Welsh wildlife


Eleven pupils from Lliswerry Primary School were set the challenge to create the artwork for Wates’ hoarding reflecting the chosen theme ‘Welsh wildlife’. The children sketched their drawings on A4 paper which were then transferred onto the hoarding with the help of a local spray artist. Kitted out in white protective suits, the children used aerosol cans to make their colourful designs come to life, the vibrant hoarding shows some budding artists in the making.


Keepmoat Regeneration and Cestria Community Housing Association Ltd
With the help of: Nettlesworth Primary School, Society of Disabled Artists (SODA), The Brockwell Centre and Crazy For Art
Theme: Environment


The community spirit of Chester le Street really came to light with this artistic venture to create a colourful and meaningful hoarding for Cestria Community Housing and Keepmoat’s site. All of the Groups; Nettlesworth Primary School, Society of Disabled Artists (SODA), The Brockwell Centre and Crazy For Art embraced the competition with a lot of energy and incredibly the age range for everyone involved was between 8 – 92 years. One of the older people who got so enthused about the project unfortunately fell ill but that was not going to stop her, she was so engrossed and dedicated to the “Hoarding Challenge” that she co-ordinated her project from her hospital bed. The theme was dedicated to the environment and some amazing artwork was produced by all involved, which in turn has turned the hoarding into a local attraction bringing the community together.


Interserve Construction Ltd
With the help of: Hospital school wards E37 & E38
Theme: Animals, Princesses, Heroes and Skips


Along the corridors of Nottingham University Hospital’s school wards once stood blank canvas’ which have now been transformed into scenes of magic and creativity. Interserve wanted to get the children from the wards involved with the Hoarding Competition and through liaising with the Hospital school, devised a system where during their bedside schooling they could design pictures for the hoardings. The themes were chosen by the children and carried out in several phases, art work for the corridors, themed walls for the hoardings and a skip competition where the winner’s designs were painted onto the site’s skips. Due to the children’s immune systems, 2 of the hoardings were decorated in stickers, themed on princesses, despicable me, spiderman and angry birds. The children’s artwork was transferred onto the walls by a local artist making this once dull scene a place full of imagination.


Keepmoat Regeneration
With the help of: Southwick Primary School
Theme: Football


A football theme couldn’t have been more appropriate for Keepmoat in football-mad Sunderland; local children were asked to develop ideas for a spray artist who would later transfer these on to the site hoarding. The competition was supported by Sunderland AFC and their community project business “The Foundation of Light – Kicks Programme”. Frank Styles, a local Spray Artist, created a work of art depicting Sunderland football shirts and the World Cup. Southwick Primary School children got stuck in by painting footballs across the hoarding. All of the local businesses also got involved in the hoarding developments by bringing food and refreshments to keep everyone content as the masterpiece developed.


All of the sites that entered will be conducting prize giving ceremonies over the next few weeks to reward all of those who took part. The Scheme has asked all participating sites to send in pictures from these events to be included in a special Hoarding Competition brochure which will detail all of this years entries.

Runner-up winners

We would like to congratulate the following runner up winners:

Willmott Dixon Housing – with the help of Nur Uddin from Milestone
Direct Services, Building & Facilities Management – with the help of Langley Park Primary School
Ardmore – with the help of The Millennium Primary School
Interserve – with the help of Dalry Primary School
R & M Williams – with the help of Llanishen High School
John Sisk & Son Ltd – with the help of St Marys School and Fun for Life Support Group
Mace – with the help of Alexandra Junior School
Stepnell – with the help of Pines Green Primary School
Wates – with the help of Mellors Primary School
Carillion – with the help of Kensington Fields Community Association
Gentoo Construction – with the help of Berwick middle School, St Marys C of E School, Happy days Nursery, The Sure Start Scheme and The Emergency Services
Gentoo – with the help of Lingey Lane Primary School and the Local Community
Keepmoat – with the help of Dunkirk Primary School
RG Group – with the help of Riverside Community Special School
Kier – with the help of Trinity Anglican Methodist Primary School, St Peters Church of England Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Kier – with the help of the Local Nursery
Skanska Building Central and Regions – with the help of Sunnyfields Primary School
Crest Nicholson – with the help of Oakgrove Secondary School
Wates – with the help of The Oaks Primary School and the Plus Dane Group
Galliford Try – with the help of Westminster Community Primary School
Galliford Try – with the help of Hartsbrook E-Act Free School
Willmott Dixon – with the help of Epic Partners
Siemens – with the help of Queensferry CP School
Crest Nicholson – with the help of St John the Baptist School
Skanska – with the help of Oasis Academy Connaught
Carillion – with the help of St Marys Catholic Primary School
Galliford Try – with the help of The local children of Bow
Base Build Services – with the help of Northcote Primary School
Morris & Spottiswood – with the help of Christ the King Primary School
Lovell – with the help of Highview Primary School
Prysmian – with the help of Neston Primary School
Wates – with the help of Residents from the Local Community
Keepmoat – with the help of Stewart Headlam Primary School
Rydon – with the help of Glenleigh Park Academy
Berkeley First – with the help of St Marys Catholic Primary School and the Oasis Academy Skinner Street
R G Carter – with the help of Kelling Church of England School & Fred Nicholson School
BAM Construct – with the help of Lees Brook Community School
Longcross – with the help of Little Roo’s Nursery and Lent Rise Combined School
Kier Group – with the help of St Peters C of E Primary School and The Deans Primary School


The Scheme has published a brochure which lists all of the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition 2014 winners.

Please click here to view and download a copy of this brochure

The Scheme would like to congratulate all winners and thank them for entering the 2014 Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition.