What kid hasn’t dreamed of creating the perfect playhouse? That age-old desire could actually come to life for ten lucky children through the Imagination Creation contest at Eastwood Mall. Children ages of 6-14 will be able to draw their own designs for one-story playhouses. A panel of judges will select the ten best designs and local contractors will turn those drawings into real playhouses. The playhouses will be on display inside Eastwood Mall from June through Mid-August, 2023. Designs will be judged in two groups, ages 6-9 and 10-14. The ten winning designers will receive mall gift cards. At the end of the display period, the playhouses will be auctioned off, with the proceeds benefitting Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
The contest begins Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and runs through Sunday, April 30, 2023. Age eligible children are to draw, color, and illustrate a picture of a house on at least an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper. The entry should include the name, address, parent/guardian phone number, and age of child on the back (not front facing) of the submitted drawing. Children may submit their drawings at the Eastwood Mall Customer Service Center or mail them to the Eastwood Mall Marketing Office at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles, OH 44446. No entry will be accepted after April 30, 2023. All drawings received in the mail must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2023.
On Monday, May 1, 2023, a panel of three judges will choose eight drawings as first place winners. Each age group will also have a second place and third place winner. In addition, all drawings will be featured and displayed at the Eastwood Mall. A table containing the entries will be available for the public to have the opportunity to vote on a “People’s Choice” winner for both age groups.
(For a winner’s list or a copy of the Official Rules, please submit a written request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Warner Management Co. Ltd., 5577 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles, OH 44446, Attn: Legal Department.)