A HOMEBUILDER is asking gamers to design its houses in a bid to find new talent.

If you are someone who spends hours gaming whether it is digging holes on Minecraft, or building homes on The Sims, playing Roblox or even Animal Crossing, your skills could be used to dig real holes and to build real homes.

The developer for The Lawns on Kennington Road in Abingdon, is calling for gamers across the country to digitally recreate one if its homes or developments.

Open to gamers of all ages, there are three categories to enter, with prizes including children’s art vouchers, an MSI Curved Gaming Monitor, Razer Streamer and a broadcast bundle, as well as the chance to secure a work placement with the Redrow Thames Valley team.

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The developer does not want the big kid gamers to miss out either, so there is also a category for adults to showcase their creative Minecraft abilities too.

Each entry will be reviewed by an expert panel of judges, including YouTube gaming star, Clare Siobhan, as well as group customer and marketing director, Matt Grayson, group master planning director, Kevin Parker, group design and technical director, Stuart Norton, and head of talent, Anna Milne.

Herald Series: Housebuilder calls for Oxford gamers to design its houses

Sarah Boyce, sales director at Redrow Thames Valley, said: “As a builder committed to giving people a better way to live, our homes and communities are well-known for the distinctive character and quality they offer our customers.

“Here at Redrow, we understand that our business is only as good as its people. We value those that make us a success, and are committed to nurturing the next generation of talent.

“Gaming is a hobby that can sometimes get a bad reputation, yet we know that there are so many talented people out there with exceptional digital ability and a fantastic eye for detail, two skills that are really important in housebuilding.

"We recognise that this talent can, and should be nurtured and championed, which is why we’re keen to encourage gamers to channel this interest positively, and consider a career in the construction industry.

“From architecture, to bringing visions to life through bricklaying, there really is a career for everyone at Redrow.”

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Digital builders from across Oxford can apply by visiting the competition page at www.redrow.co.uk/recreateredrow and emailing an image or video of their design to the relevant age category before Friday August 27, 2021. Gamers can also enter by sharing their designs on social media tagging @Redrow on Twitter, @Redrowhomes on Instagram or commenting on the Facebook competition post along with #RecreateRedrow.

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