To mark the completion of the Elizabeth Tower restoration, UK Parliament would like YOU to design your own tower.

Win a VIP trip to the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye* and a voucher for a family tour of the Elizabeth Tower.

Construct your own tower, inspired by the Elizabeth Tower.
You can use any medium you like – matchsticks, building blocks, clay, Minecraft, or even cake!

The competition is open to UK residents aged 7-12 on 30th January 2023. There are 4 categories:
– Individuals aged 7-9
– Groups (of up to 5) aged 7-9
– Individuals aged 10-12
– Groups (of up to 5) aged 10-12

Enter now!

*The winners day is planned for 21st April 2023 and is non-transferable.

Find out more

Your task

Construct your own tower, inspired by the Elizabeth Tower.
You can use any medium you like – matchsticks, building blocks, clay, Minecraft, or even cake!

To enter, you will need:
– A photograph of your creation
– 50-100 words to explain your design and the material you chose to use
Then complete our entry form here!

Things to think about:

– What does Big Ben mean to you?
– What would you like UK Parliament to focus on in the future?
– How does your design and material represent the UK or your area?

Judging and Prizes

A team of Education and Elizabeth tower staff will assess the entries, looking for creativity, construction and the quality of your description and the idea behind your tower.

There will be one winning entry in each category, and the winners will receive:

  • A winners day at UK Parliament in London, including a lunch and a trip on the London Eye*
  • A family voucher to visit the Elizabeth Tower valid until 2028. Please note, children under 11 are not able to visit the tower.
  • A selection of Elizabeth Tower merchandise

There will also be a runner up in each category. These winners will receive a selection of Elizabeth Tower merchandise.

*The winners day is planned for 21st April 2023 and is non-transferable. Each child can be accompanied by one adult.

FAQ

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What's happened to Big Ben?

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An interview at the top of the Elizabeth Tower. Everyone is wearing high-viz jackets and hard hats, and the river thames is visible in the background.

Learn Live: Elizabeth Tower

Watch our Learn Live session from earlier in 2022 to learn more about the incredible work which has taken place on the tower.

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