King County Parks needs a judge for camping contest

August 16, 2011

By Staff

King County Parks needs a fan to help judge a quirky camping contest.

County parks managers selected a team of noteworthy names to choose the winning design in the “Little Footprint, Big Forest” competition — a contest to create a camping shelter from a 20-foot-long shipping container — but they need one more judge.

In order to enter the drawing to be a judge, people need to like King County Parks on Facebook,, and leave a wall post naming their favorite camping cuisine by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

The deadline to submit a design for the “Little Footprint, Big Forest” competition is also Aug. 22. The selected designer receives $4,500 and a chance to see his or her work become part of the county parks system.

Contest organizers encourage all architects, designers, hobbyists, students, builders and creative people to apply.

The challenge is to design a “green” camping space to create a comfortable and durable sleeping area from a cargo container.

The selected design is due to be announced Sept. 14 as part of the Built Green Conference and Festival, a gathering in Issaquah for building industry professionals.

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