Welcome to the Keep Calm, Innovate and Bee Yourself Design a Beehive Enclosure Fence  Competition page. 

Here you will find links to our reference sheet and templates which can be printed off for groups that wish to take part. In order to keep printing costs down, we have created these sheets in black and white. 

You can find these documents in the Padlet link here: York Cares Padlet

Please also read the Keep Calm, Innovate and Bee Yourself Competition Terms and Conditions 

General Information

You are invited to take part in helping to design Nestlé’s new beehive enclosure fence with your friends!

Nestlé would like schools and local youth groups to send in their designs. You and your friends could have your design chosen by Nestlé as the winning entry, which will inspire the final design.

Work together as a team or work individually  and discuss with a teacher/lead what the values on the back of the card mean to you. It is up to you if you would like to focus on one value or a mixture of them all.


Useful information to create your design: 

Please include your designs on an A4 or A3 piece of paper. You can use colouring pencils, pens and  paint to help colour your designs. 

For each design you can use a maximum of 7 different colours. If you manage to use less than 5 colours, we will value it positively. (Remember not to make the design too complicated)

You have to try to work as a team to discuss the values with your team friends and agree which one(s) you want to focus on as a team.

You can decide to focus on just one value. However, if you decide to combine two values in the same drawing, we will value it positively. Make sure you tell us which value(s) you have decided to focus on. You can also write a bit about why you chose those particular values and why they are important to your group/team. 

The deadline for submission is 30 September 2021.

Schools should include the team name, class name and school on your submission.

 Remember..The Bees recommend:

  • Not  making the design too complicated.
  • Including your team name, class name and school/youth group on your submission.
  • Reflecting on the values, become inspired by them and translate it into the drawing.
  • Working together as a team to discuss the values.
  • Spending 1 – 2 hours on this together. 

Schools can email us at info@yorkcares.co.uk if you have any questions or are ready to submit your designs.

Please save  and attach your scanned document as a PDF, PNG or JPEG file. 

If you would prefer to send your design via the post, please send it to the following address:

York Cares, c/o Careers and Placements, University of York, Harewood Way, York, YO10 5DD, UK

Note to Schools and Youth Groups: Please use the following title in your email followed by your school and class name. ‘Keep Calm, Innovate and Bee Yourself Competition Entries’. We will reply to confirm we have received the entry and will get back to you to confirm if the design has been chosen. 

The winning entries will be decided by 29 October 2021. Schools and Youth Groups will be contacted if one of their team’s designs has been selected.  

Look out for updates and news  on the York Cares Twitter feed @YorkCares and we look forward to seeing all your submissions!

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