The UQ Playground Competition

Co-creating a playground at UQ

The University of Queensland is in the process of designing a playground. We want to involve the community and particularly its young people in the design process.  We are also keen to hear from parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and all those who care about, and support children’s play. There is no age limit for entrants to this competition!

What would your ideal playground look like?

Draw pictures and/or write about what you want and need from a playground on the UQ St. Lucia Campus.


Multiple prizes (for example, gift vouchers and class pool party and family passes for the Aquatic Centre at UQ) will be awarded based on the following criteria:
• Creativity of submission
• Potential for community engagement demonstrated through the proposed playground
• Social, physical, cognitive, environmental and other benefits associated with the
proposed playground.

Deadline for entries: 29 March 2018

2018 UQ Playground Competition is now open for entries!

Please include a cover note with your entry. For individual entries, this cover note should include name, age and contact information (email, mailing address and/or contact phone number).
For school or class entries, please ensure student name and age is on each individual entry and school name, address and relevant staff contact details are provided.
Please also state if you are interested in being involved in future discussions and updates about this playground.

Individual, class and school entries can be mailed to:
Dr. Eimear Enright
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences,
Human Movement Studies Building (26B)
Blair Drive, University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Queensland, 4072.

Individual entries can also be emailed to:

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