Egg Box Museum Competition

Over the last week we have been spending a little more time in nature, encouraging everyone to celebrate the signs of spring. To follow this we have put together a competition, where you could win yourself a family ticket to Mrs Smith’s Cottage (when we reopen).

We want you to go on a walk, either in your garden or to a local green space, and fill an egg box with items you find interesting. It is important to follow social distancing rules, staying in your family group and staying 2 metres apart from other people, washing your hands as soon as you get home.

When you return home we want you to look back at the items you collect, start thinking about why you chose to pick the item up. Think about the colours, shapes and textures. Then start thinking about where the object could have come from or what it could be used for.

For the competition we want you to create a piece of work which tells a story about the objects you collected. This can take any form you want, it can be a drawing, a piece of writing, a dance, or you can film yourself telling us about the items you found.

Entries can be emailed to us using: [email protected]

You can also post your entries on twitter using #nkeggboxmuseum and tagging @mrssmithcottage

The deadline is Friday 8th of May at 12noon.

We will collect the entries and put together the shortlist as an exhibition, allowing the public to vote for the winner.

For more information you can read our Competition Instructions