MK Explorers Prize Draw Launched for Summer Holidays

Friday 7 August 2020


Calling all budding MK Explorers - now you have the chance to win a prize as part of our new town heritage online social media activities.

MK Explorers is the online version created by the New Town Heritage Explorers project. With thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund and Lottery Players, MK Council and MK City Discovery Centre have three different prize opportunities – participate and you could be in with a chance to win a Centre:MK gift card.

Participants are asked to enter a New Town Survey, take a New Town Quiz or post something on Twitter that completes one of five fun activities to be entered in the draw and be in with a chance of winning a prize.  All you need to do is share your creations on Twitter using the correct hashtag.  The five activities are:

  • #MK2050City in a BoxBe a creative recycler and wow us with your craft skills and knowledge of MK. Don’t forget to use #MK2050City when posting 
  • #MK2050City DrawAre you a Visionary Architect of the Future?  Draw your Future MK and post it online! Don’t forget to use #MK2050City when posting 
  • #MKVirtualDesignTrailTake four photos that you think represents the heritage of your new town then link them into a trail with 220 Twitter characters telling everyone why the places are significant.   Don’t forget to use #MKVirtualDesignTrail 
  • #MKDesignStoriesTell us in 220 Twitter characters why you love MK and its heritage.  Pop in a photo and tweet it to us.  Don’t forget to use #MKDesignStories
  • #NewTownVideoShow us in a 45 second video  why you love MK and its heritage.  Pop in some text and tweet it to us.  Don’t forget to use #MKDesignStories

Councillor Carole Baume, Cabinet Member for Culture said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for children and families in Milton Keynes to engage with their city’s unique culture during the summer break. I’d encourage families from across MK to get involved in these fun-filled activities.”

Before starting the activities, participants can visit the website and click on ‘Explorers Wanted – Get Involved’ for Prize Draw rules and some top information and research tips on finding their heritage and also watch some fun video tutorials on how to do each activity on the Council’s YouTube Channel and by clicking on New Town Heritage Explorers.