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Announcing the winners of Habitat Build Challenge

Announcing the winners of Habitat Build Challenge

Thank you to everyone who competed, voted and visited the website in this year’s Habitat for Humanity Build Challenge.
It was a fantastic first year with over 1000 budding builders enrolling to enter. We were blown away by the quality and imagination of so many of the Habitat house builds, that ranged from a self-sustaining cottage to a flying fortress. The wonderful descriptions of the builds were an enlightening postscript to all the creations, and were amusing and thought provoking in equal measure. It was great to see so many children taking the time to relate their builds to our mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing throughout the world.
There was fierce completion within all age categories for the winners prizes, with 9,571 votes received across the builds. Thank you for all your efforts in obtaining votes and sharing your builds with family and friends.
So, it’s time to announce our winners and say CONGRATULATIONS!
Home builds  Age 3 - 7  Asher Jorgensen  Age 7  Palmerston North
  Age 8 - 13 James Waddell  Age 13  Auckland
  Age 14+ Tyler Cherrie  Age 14  Papamoa

Event builds Age 3 - 7 Noah Tapsell  Age 5  Matua
  Age 8 - 13 Lawrence Scherer Age 12  Papamoa
    Jack Haldane  Age 8  Christchurch
  Age 14+ Nathan Moelker Age 15  Auckland

The winning builds can be seen at www.buildchallenge.org  on Wednesday 17th October

Thanks again for your involvement in making the first annual Habitat Build Challenge a fantastic success.
Thanks to LEGO for their support including the wonderful prizes.

The Habitat Build Challenge will be back bigger and better in September 2013.

Hope to see you there!

From all at Habitat for Humanity New Zealand.


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