kbbreview Lockdown Special design competition takes off

The ‘Lockdown Special’ design competition organised by kbbreview has become a viral virtual event, thanks to the support of stuck-at-home kitchen and bathroom designers.

The contest, which was started as a casual suggestion by managing editor Andrew Davies has now seen well over 350 people download the extensive design brief.

There is also an amazing pool of top prizes donated by suppliers and brands.

The brief sees a family of four looking for a new kitchen, master en-suite and kids’ bathroom for their converted lighthouse. There is also a treehouse in the garden that needs a kitchen and living space.

“The response to this contest has been unbelievable,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies. “I thought I might be able to persuade a dozen people to have a quick go but to have hundreds devoting so much time to it is amazing.

“And the generosity of the brands donating prizes is also fantastic.”

The contest, which is free to enter, is being billed as an extension to the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2020 – which were awarded back at the start of March – and has two categories, one for Concept Design of the Year and another for Under 16s Concept Design of the Year.

“I love that we’ve got a prize for the kids stuck at home too, I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the treehouse or kids bathroom,” Davies said.

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The design judges from the 2020 awards have all signed up to judge these new categories too.

CAD providers Compusoft and Virtual Worlds have both made templates of the rooms in the brief available for their users to access – although any design methods are acceptable for entries.

To download the brief – which includes all instructions on how to enter – go to kbbreview.com/awards.

The closing date is Thursday, April 30th at 5pm.

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