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Design Challenge: Create an eco-friendly Sea Swim Shelter.

This fun project consists of building a temporary shelter for the brave sea swimm ers at Southsea seafront whom swim everyday near by the Briny Restaurant. With the old shelters getting a facelift, we need a creative, cozy spot for swimmers to change, chill, and shield themselves from the wind and rain. Craft a shelter that's all about being kind to our planet!

Think outside the box and use cool recycled stuff like old ad boards, bamboo, or even sails. It needs to be a swimmers' haven - where getting changed isn't a windy battle, and there's no rain on the parade.


- Show us how green your design can be using mostly reused or recycled materials.

- Need to be wind and rainproof

- A spot where swimmers can switch from wetsuits to warm clothes safely

- Make it blend in with Southsea's vibe but stand out with style.

- Location to be based on the seafront promenade near by Baffled snack hut adjacent to Flood Defence Works near Briny, but final location can be anywhere.


1.       Design submission by emailing Entry deadline is 10th March 2024 midday -see below FAOs for further details-

2.       By 01st April 2024 winning entries will be publicised

3.       Design detailing, budget breakdown and tender with fundraising by June 2024

4.       Installation by August 2024 subject to permissions and funding outcome

Be the brain behind the beach's next hotspot!


  • Open to all students currently enrolled at a university or college.

  • Entry name, contact details, name of the university or college

  • Add upto 2 images of your entry, one image in landscape format. File types JPG,PNG, max file size 5MB, optional media, video link presenting your entry in more detail.

  • Image name : Entry ID-name of entry-no of picture 1-2-3

  • Presentation poster as the core piece of your application

  • Credits – if you are a team all your members name to be listed

  • More than one submission is allowed

  • Entry deadline is 10th March 2024 midday

  • No entry fee required. All images submitted are permitted to be used on SCT social media

  • Jury is made up from our staff members and selection of regular sea swimmers

  • Winning design entry will be erected as a pop-up structure in the summer of 2025 subject to fundraising and necessary permissions. Two runner ups will be awarded selection of book tokens and a certificate.

Organised by SCT February 2024


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