Budding builder competition 2024

Six-year-old Cooper Treuer

Attention Budding Builders!

We're inviting primary school aged children in the Penrith, Kingswood and Blue Mountains local government area to participate in an exciting competition to celebrate the major expansion and upgrade of Nepean Hospital.

Let’s build a replica of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment using building blocks or arts and craft materials.

  • Open to primary school aged children (5-12 years) living or attending school in the Penrith, Blue Mountains and Kingswood area (LGA) or children with parents/guardians that work at Nepean Hospital
  • Entries can be submitted individually or as a group on behalf of a local school
Entry Requirements:
  • Individuals or classroom groups are invited to construct a model replica of the new Nepean Hospital building using an arts and craft materials or building brick (Examples of materials include cardboard, paddle pop sticks, paper mâché or Lego bricks).
  • Entrants must use their own (or school supplied) materials to create the model on a stable base so it can be transported.
  • The model must be based on the artist impression provided (below). To get a few different angles of the building, a video fly-over of the hospital can also be viewed here.
  • The model can be no larger than 40cm high and 60cm wide.
  • Once the replica is complete, please submit the completed entry form along with a photo of your replica model.
  • To be considered for the shortlist, please do not dismantle your model until you have been notified about whether your entry was successful.
  • The entry form must be signed by a teacher, parent, or guardian.

Prizes include:
  • One Apple iPad (RRP $599) for the winning individual (or classroom)
  • A LEGO® pack for all three shortlisted students (or one LEGO® pack per shortlisted classroom group)
  • A Bunnings Gift Voucher valued at $1000 for the winning school (if applicable)

Judging Criteria:
  • A judging panel will assess the entries on their creativity and likeness to the new Nepean Hospital Building (entrants must use the artist impression of the completed building as a guide). Stage 2 of the Nepean Hospital redevelopment is currently under construction.

Entry Submission:
  • Email: HI-nepeanredevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Post: Nepean Redevelopment Integrated Project office – Level 2, Building D, Nepean Hospital, Derby Street, Kingswood 2747

Important Dates:
  • Competition closes: 6pm on Friday 6 September 2024
  • The shortlisted entries will be notified withing 21 days of the competition closing date.

Submit Your Entry: Find the T&Cs here:

Enter the competition

Download a PDF of the submission form here.