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Scrapheap Dragon Boat Challenge & Race Festival!

Inspired by the Rubbish Duck ( and Dragon Boat Festivals around the world, this concept looks to encourage local neighbourhood teams to use rubbish from their local areas to make & race their own dragon boat in a festival setting.

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A weekend long city-wide scrapheap dragon boat festival!
Local neighbourhood teams clean up their local areas in search of rubbish and scrapheap materials to build their own floating dragon boat.  

Each team then participates in a series of round-robin races to determine the winner.  Various prizes: Fastest boat; best looking boat; most creative boat; best use of materials boat; best clean-up team; etc.  

How does your concept inspire collaboration between individuals, private sector organisations, and the government in an effort to create cleaner neighbourhoods?

The festival will need both government organisers and private sector sponsors to put on the event. It will encourage local communities to collaborate to clean up their local areas while sourcing useable materials to make the boat out of, as well as in the process of making and racing the boat.

How might your concept be scaled in a way that creates even more connections between people?

It could start as a Singapore focused event, then be rolled out to other cities & countries around the world... with the aim of a world championship festival one day!

How might you design a small experiment around your concept that would mobilise action?

How about prototyping in one neighbourhood by mobilising three or four teams who go out to clean up a specific area, make a boat out of the rubbish found, then have a race in a nearby reservoir/river.

Evaluation results

4 evaluations so far

1. How easy would it be for citizens to get involved and take initiative for this idea?

Very easy; this would rely on ground-up participation from the beginning. - 0%

Somewhat easy; there are ways for citizens to get involved, but an outside organiser may be needed to sustain and grow this concept. - 75%

This concept needs to be led and maintained by the government or private business. - 25%

2. Can you build this concept on top of something that already exists, like an organisation, physical space, or system?

Yes. This could fold into, or extend from, something that already exists. - 0%

This concept taps existing networks for a few things, but also needs a lot of new processes, materials, relationships, etc. - 100%

This concept requires a new system to be built to support it. - 0%

3. After the initial launch and support, could this concept be sustained and cared for over time by the community it's designed to serve?

Absolutely! This concept is easy to keep going. - 0%

It depends. There are opportunities for growth, but it's not yet clear how the concept would thrive after launch. - 100%

Probably not. A lot of effort would be needed to keep this concept going. - 0%

4. Does this concept create community?

Yes. It naturally brings people together and inspires them to take care of one another. - 0%

There is potential to create a thriving community. - 100%

No. It doesn't galvanize people to come together for a common cause or interest. - 0%

5. Overall, how do you feel about this concept?

It rocked my world. - 25%

I liked it but preferred others. - 75%

It didn't get me overly excited. - 0%


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Anne & Paddy - we're so sorry that we may have lost some of the updates to this concept over the last 72 hours - we lost the AWS server stack which included the backup and even after working through the night some updates escaped us.

We've extended the Refinement Phase to the 27th to give everyone extra time to re-upload their content and to push your concept even further - apologies again if you did lose any updates...

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