All shelter materials must be brought with you; there will be no materials to use at base camp. No power…
- All shelter materials must be brought with you; there will be no materials to use at base camp.
- No power tools are allowed in the construction of the shelter before or on the event.
- All team members must help in the construction of the shelter.
- Your shelter kit must be transportable by the team from the event car park. (This will involve walking all of the materials a short distance when building and taking down.)
- The shelter must be fit for purpose, i.e. safe, waterproof, warm and spacious. (Remember you need to be able to sleep in it as a team for 2 nights rain or shine!)
- The ground should be left as you found it and all shelter materials should be removed from site at the end of the event.
- You should aim to take home all the materials you bought with you to build your shelter and recycle where possible.
Shelter building area
On arrival, your team will be shown to an area marked out in advance. It will be in the shape of a square but you may alter the shape (e.g. into a rectangle) as long as the area stays the same size.
The shelter must be built within the marked-out area (including any guy lines and pegs). The size of the marked-out area will be as follows:
- For a team of 4 = 3.5m x 3.5m
- For a team of 5 = 4.0m x 4.0m
- For a team of 6 = 4.5m x 4.5m
How will your shelter and its build process be judged?
The maximum score you can receive is 70. The team with the highest score will get the maximum number of points available, 100.
During Build Process
1. Safety of Build process – Give score between 1 – 10
Have teams worked in a safe environment, considered the safety of their team and those around them. Those teams that show strong safe practice will be given the highest scores.
2. Teamwork – A score will be given between 1 – 10
Did the team work well together, were there good relationships with the building team and was information provided in good time between them? Those teams that show strong teamwork will be given the highest scores.
3. The shelter building rules not flouted – A score will be given between 1 – 10
Did teams adhere to the shelter building rules? Those teams that adhere to the shelter building rules will be given the highest scores.
The shelter themselves once build is complete
1.Innovation and Originality – A score will be given between 1 – 10
Through the design process have the team created something original or inventive and imaginative. Were any new ideas implemented? Those teams that show they have really thought about the design and shown originality will be given the highest scores.
2. Fit for Purpose – A score will be given between 1 – 10
How well is the build made? How safe is it? Were the requirements met? Is it fit for purpose as a home, waterproof and warm for example? Those shelters that show their building is fit for purpose in multiple areas will be given the highest scores.
3. The Nature of materials used – A score will be given between 1 – 10
Have any recycled materials been used to create the shelter? Have teams used any innovative products which stand out from the crowd. Those shelters that have used plenty of recycled materials and been inventive in the materials used will score the highest points.
4. Captivate and Engage – A score will be given between 1 – 10
Does the shelter captivate, stimulate and delight the judges? Is it their favourite and do they simply love everything about it? Those shelters that really captivate and engage our judges will score the highest points.