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Win a chance to have your big bug built by intu

Date Posted:16/08/2018

intu Big Bug Tourintu Milton Keynes has launched a competition to 'bring your bug to life', just like the ones in the Big bugs on tour.

The regional shopping centre is inviting children aged between six to 12 to design their own bug - inspired from the centre's month-long Big bugs on tour, which sees 12 giant insects placed on the mall until 28 August.

How you bring your bug to life is up to you... whether it's a colourful drawing or an egg box and empty washing up bottle masterpiece, intu Milton Keynes would be delighted to receive it.

Judges are looking for the weird and the wonderful as well as the bright and the beautiful. However, each entry must be anatomically correct for an insect with three clearly defined parts - a head, thorax and abdomen.

The judges' favourite entry will be made into a 30cm model sized bug by our professional model makers!

"Big bugs on tour has been so well received in Milton Keynes and has attracted thousands of people to the centre from across the region," said marketing manager at intu Milton Keynes, Kirsty McGiff.

She adds: "We hope children will have been inspired by the tour and will enter our competition to design their own imaginary bug, which, if successful, could be created into a lifelike scale model for them to keep."

How to enter:
Email your design to or hand it to the customer information desk (next to Debenhams) with your name, contact number and email Entries must be received by Monday 3 September at 6pm.

Big bugs on tour is on a nationwide tour of 13 intu shopping centres including intu Milton Keynes, intu Trafford Centre and intu Lakeside and is also inspiring school classes around the country to help children learn more about bugs. For more information go to