COMPETITION - Design a culture Duck

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To celebrate Derry~Londonderry being the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013, The Everglades Hotel has teamed up with the City of Culture to give school children in Derry~Londonderry the chance to design a Culture Duck for 2013.

Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland’s leading hotel group, of which the Everglades is a member, are famous for the little rubber ducks in their bathrooms.

From Titanic ducks to Rugby ducks, spa ducks to Love ducks and Christmas ducks, Hastings Hotels have created over 20 themed ducks over the last 15 years.

And now if you are a school child in Derry~Londonderry it is YOUR turn to design a duck.

The Everglades is seeking a City of Culture Duck – in short Mr (or Ms ) culture duck, and want your help to design it.

The winning duck will be in the Everglades bedrooms and throughout the city in 2013.

Open and closing dates

The competition will be launched on 12th march 2012 and entries will close at 5pm on Friday

20th April.

Winners will be contacted before the end of April.


The competition is open for ages 4 – 18. There will be one winner and 2 runners up.

Entrants should design their duck on the blank page supplied, using both the City of Culture and Everglades logo and send their entries to Stephen Redden, General manager,

Everglades Hotel, Prehen Road, Derry ~ Londonderry, BT47 2NH

The entry forms may be downloaded from the website

A prize will be awarded for the winning school and also to the winner, to his/her family and to

the 2 runners up.


For the pupil - their Duck design being produced and displayed in The Everglades Hotel and an art set. For the School - £500 in Art vouchers

For the Pupils family - Meal for 2 adults and 2 children at the Everglades Hotel


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Other Terms and conditions

The decision of the judges is final.

Only one entry per person allowed.

Entrants must be aged between 4 - 18 on 20th April 2012.

Entry forms that are incomplete or illegible will not be valid.

Entries close on Friday 20th April at 5pm – no entries will be received after that date and time.

The competition excludes immediate relatives of all Hastings Hotels Staff.

The winner must agree to have his/her photograph taken, name and area where they live used, school attended and agree to reasonable publicity after the prize giving.

For children under the age of 18 a parent/guardian must fill out the application form on their behalf.

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact The Everglades Hotel directly on 028 7132 1066 or email

Design a Culture Duck Entry Form

WITH only a few months to go until the start of the Derry ~ Londonderry year as UK City of Culture, and in order to celebrate, The Everglades Hotel as teamed up with the City of

Culture to launch a competition for school children in the city.

The aim of the competition is for children between the ages of 4 - 18 to design a Culture Duck for 2013.

To enter the competition please fill out the below form. If the child entering the competition is under the age of 18 the form must be signed by a parent/ guardian.

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

School: ___________________________________________________________________________

School Address: _______________________________________________________________

Age: __________________ Date of Birth: ___________________________________________

Home Telephone Number: ___________________________

Mobile Telephone Number:__________________________

Email Address: _______________________

Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________________

Entries close on Friday 20th April at 5pm – no entries will be received after that date and time.

Please return this entry form along with your design for the Culture Duck to:

Stephen Redden, General Manager, Everglades Hotel, Prehen Road, Derry ~ Londonderry, BT47 2NH

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