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Ben Lomond - Design Competition for Secondary Schools


The final judging of the Ben Lomond Design Competition took place on 27 March 2012.

The competition challenged teams of pupils to invent a portable, interactive game that was easy to set up, fun for all ages, and highlighted Ben Lomond and our need to conserve our environment.

The game was for the Ben Lomond Trailer - which tours around events during the summer.

After the preliminary judging phase, when Merit Award winners were announced, 3 teams were chosen as finalists. The 3 school teams met at the Ardess Youth Hostel, below Ben Lomond, and each gave a presentation to the judges, including a demonstration of the game prototype. The judges had a very enjoyable day!

Alasdair Eckersall, chair of the judging panel, said: The final results surpassed our expectations. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of work and the quality of the presentations. It was very difficult to choose between the final three as they all had their individual strengths. The final decision was reached after much difficulty. It was chosen because it met all the criteria of the competition.

1st Team JIL (Craigclowan School, Perth)
2nd Team Alford with a computer based game called “Seasons” (Alford Academy)
3rd The Puzzlers with a sliding picture puzzle game (Craigclowan School, Perth)

The winning design is a 3D game shaped like Ben Lomond. The objective of the game is to get to the top of the mountain first by answering questions as you go.

Watch out for the Ben Lomond trailer with its new game!

Did you know?
Ben Lomond is Scotland's most southerly Munro - and one of Scotlands' most popular mountains, with around 30,000 walkers of all ages visiting it each year. It is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.