Tradie Challenge

Dream Cubby House

This year four teams will battle it out to build dream cubby houses for families in need, with the winning team being crowned ‘Tradies of the Year’. The Tradie teams must consist of three individuals and must ensure that at least one team member is a competent, skilled individual/tradie that will oversee their team.

The Tradie Challenge will begin at 9.00am Friday 30th September and includes a short lunch break with the conclusion of the Challenge at 3.00pm. This allows each team a total of 6 hours to complete the build with a break for lunch. There will be a toolbox meeting and induction at 8.30am which all teams must attend.

The cubby needs to be built to be useable and serve the purpose for child’s play, therefore must meet safety standards, and be built to a high quality to withstand the outdoor weather. All building materials and tools needed will be supplied by the Deni Ute Muster, you are welcome to bring your own tool belts.

The cubby house design will be up to your team, but we will provide a base on which it must be built and fit within the dimensions.

The following are to be considered in the design;

  • Must be able to be transported on a small trailer to the new home.
  • Big enough to fit a couple of children at once.
  • Must have at least 2 windows/openings so the parents can see in (no glass).
  • Must be functional for child’s play.
  • No sharp edges or safety hazards.
  • Single story and no more than 2.2m high.

To add further interest to the Challenge, teams will be asked to bring along any number of extra items of their choice to include in their design. These items can be anything that will enhance your design, be useful and make it stand out to the judges.

The winning team will walk away with $2,000 cash and a trophy declaring them ‘Tradies of the Year’. Judging will be based on design and workmanship.

All teams walk away with prize money with 2nd scoring $1000, and 3rd and 4th teams both receiving $500.

To enter the Tradie Challenge, fill out the application below.

Deni Ute Muster staff will review all entries and pick the top four teams alerting successful entrants by the end of July. Applications will be considered based on the team’s creativeness and ability to draw a crowd.

The four successful teams will be provided with further information and details closer to the Challenge. 

Any questions please contact Amanda on 03 5881 3388.

Applications close once all positions are filled

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