Scarborough children given the chance to design face mask and win £500 for their school

A healthcare provider has launched a competition to promote mask-wearing by challenging pupils across Scarborough to put their creative skills to the test and design their own face mask.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:45 pm
Sophia with her mask design.

The Medicspot Face Mask Challenge is open to all children aged 5–14 at primary and secondary schools throughout the area.

Children are encouraged to complete the challenge while at home by printing out the face mask template from the Medicspot website and letting their creativity flow.

The best entry, judged by CBBC presenter Joe Tasker, will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies as well as 30 face masks featuring their spectacular design to share with their classmates.

Another 20 winners will also win a face mask featuring their design, with four in each of the five age categories – five and six; seven and eight; nine and ten; 11 and 12; and ages 13 and 14.

Dr Johnson D’souza, medical director at Medicspot, said: “We wanted to give children across Scarborough the opportunity to get involved in the challenge and design their own face mask.

“We hope the competition will encourage children in the local area to keep wearing their masks when necessary and allow their imagination to run wild.”

To download the mask template and enter go to the weblink.

Children have until the end of May to get their entries in.