THE GREAT IDEA CAMPAIGN WINNERS
The winners have been chosen for the Town of Kindersley’s inaugural Great Idea Campaign Contest!
Grand Prize Winner: Ross Bowden
The grand prize winner of the Great Idea Campaign is Ross Bowden whose idea for a Town Square the judges felt would appeal to the entire community, provide a place for meeting and socializing, offer a new symbol for Kindersley, and has the potential to host events and activities. Ross will be awarded with a cash prize of $1,000.
First Runner-Up: Erin Wall
$500 Murlin Electronics Voucher
A $500 Murlin Electronics voucher will be awarded to Erin Wall whose idea was for a Toddler Park. The judges felt this serves a need for young families in the community, and while it will require an investment and has limitations in terms of weather and seasonal use, it is an important component for the overall quality of life for families in Kindersley.
Second Runner-Up: Ross Bowden
Ross Bowden will be recognized for a second “great idea” for his suggestion of Kindersley Beach. This idea represents a tourist draw as well as a much needed area for outdoor summer recreation for all ages. As per the terms of the Rules and Regulations, “only one idea per person will be considered for a prize,” so he will be ineligible for the second $500 voucher but the judges were so impressed with the merit of the idea, they voted for it to be recognized.
A total of 36 submissions were received for the Great Idea Campaign Contest between April 16 and May 31. The judging panel consisted of 7 individuals representing the Town of Kindersley, Kindersley Youth Council, Chamber of Commerce, Great Plains College, and other community groups. Special thanks to our sponsor Murlin Electronics, the judges, and most importantly, the participants who generously offered so many great ideas to the Great Idea Campaign. Keep checking back for updates on the ideas submitted as well as ways in which you can continue to be involved in sharing your ideas and making Kindersley a better place.