We are delighted to invite you to Our Future Festival – two days packed with interactive activities, stalls, music, exhibitions, workshops and much more, all focused on sustainability. This free-to-attend event is open to all – we look forward to welcoming the local community, including schools, businesses and organisations to this exciting event.

The festival is based around seven themed ‘villages’. Find out how you can do a bit more for nature, climate change, improve your wellbeing and support our communities in these fun-filled two days. Hover over the images below for more information.

The event is proudly sponsored by AECOM and is being supported by a number of organisations across a range of sectors.

  • 10 and 11 June 2022

  • 10 am - 4 pm

  • Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

What’s on

The event is being opened by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.

Here are just a few of the things that you can expect to see at the festival:

  • Big Bocs Bwyd
  • Virtual reality experience
  • Outdoor sustainability theatre
  • Crafts with natural materials
  • Woodland school and bug hunts
  • Face painting and games areas
  • Sustainable fashion show
  • Invasive species detectives – ecosystem invaders
  • Build your own insect house and free wildflower seeds
  • Green careers village
  • Animal area

Wildlife and Wellbeing Garden competition

As part of the event, we are running a competition to create an outside space for people and nature. This can be within your garden or school for example, and the space can be as big or small as you have access to. The competition is open to individuals or groups and is about connecting with, and supporting nature. We’re looking for before and after photos and/or videos, some information about the space you have created, as well as the plants and materials used.

Here are some ideas to help you:

  • Gain inspiration from websites, books, and the natural environment.
  • Think about how the garden will help wildlife right throughout the year.
  • Think about sources of food, shelter and water.
  • Think about your space too; where can you sit to enjoy the space and relax.

Please take a look at the terms and conditions below, along with details on how to enter. If you have any questions, please contact

Chris Long or Elizabeth Rees

The Promoter of the Wildlife and Wellbeing Garden competition is Bridgend College.

1. The competition is open to all, including schools, Bridgend College staff and learners, citizens in the local community 

2. The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary to enter this competition

3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions

4. This is an individual or team competition; teams must be comprised of at least 2 people

5. Teams are actively encouraged to work with and seek support and guidance from others. Teams must demonstrate co-operation and partnership working. Cross-pollination of people with different skills, knowledge and background is strongly encouraged. Individuals’ work must be that of the person themselves

6. All individuals or teams must provide the judges with the following details to support their entry:

  • A project title
  • Name of person OR team members and group name
  • Introduction/background to the project (max 200 words)
  • Contact details, including email address and contact telephone number

7. Supporting evidence, e.g. photographs, art, statements etc, must be attached. Other supporting evidence may be referenced and presented as, for example, video presentation, Power Point.

8. Only one entry will be accepted per person or team. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

9. The deadline for submission of entries is midnight 15th June 2022. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. Entries must be submitted by email to errees@bridgend.ac.uk.

10. Judging will comprise of two stages:

  • Stage One: All valid entries must be received by the deadline above
  • Stage Two: A panel of judges then select the shortlist and winner

11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. The winners will be notified by 31 August 2022. The winners will be notified by email, using the address provided in their submission. Bridgend College will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
13. The winners’ names will be available until 30 September 2022 by emailing the following address: marketing@bridgend.ac.uk

14.  Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

15. If a winner does not claim their prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to reallocate or withdraw the prize from the winner.

16. All entrants will receive a certificate. A tree will be planted for every entry received. The species and location will be disclosed to entrants. Winners prizes will be as follows:

  • First prize: gardening bundle to the value of at least £400
  • Second prize: gardening bundle to the value of at least £250
  • Third prize: gardening bundle to the value of at least £150

17. At the discretion of the judges, additional prizes may be awarded. The contents of the gardening bundles will be determined by Bridgend College.

18. No cash alternatives are available and prizes are not transferable.

19. By entering the competition, the winners agree to have their design and/or elements of their submission shared on Bridgend College’s social media channels and in any other marketing materials.

20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Network.

Register

Register for our event and we will be in touch with further information about the activities taking place on the day.

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