Competitions where people construct models of well-known buildings or building the tallest tower out of spaghetti are popular and stimulate dialogue, cooperation and new ideas.
Target group: Broad, flexible.
Preparations: Obtain materials and formats suitable for the target group. Decide on a suitable prize and how the prize giving will take place. Staff and market the activity.
Challenges: Having sufficient materials available for all participants. Ensuring there are people on hand to help and supervise – the competition needs to be manned basically all the time. Finding a good format for a possible prize giving and getting people to attend it.
Benefits: Sparks interest and curiosity. A good opportunity for generating dialogue with the experts present.