A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

Yinka Ilori

Basketball Design Competition

Parsloes Park

Artist Yinka Ilori is making a brand-new playground for the Becontree centenary in Parsloes park this year. Alongside an array of exciting play features, Yinka Ilori has also designed a vibrant new basketball court. To celebrate, he wants you to design a new basketball!


  • Download and print the competition activity sheet
  • There will be printed sheets that can be picked up from Valence House Reception until the deadline date of the competition and from Parsloes Park on Saturday 14 August at Create London's stall
  • Looking at the shapes and colours of Yinka Ilori's designs, create a new design for a basketball
  • Make sure to write your name and age, as well as the contact details of your parent or carer on the sheet
  • Hand in your entry to the Valence House Museum reception desk before Saturday 28th August, 4.30pm
  • The winner will be selected and announced on the Becontree Forever website in September, and they will receive 5 basketballs with their design!
  • There will be 25 runners up who will receive a basketball each

We can't wait to see your finished designs!

For more information about Yinka Ilori's playground click here.

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Yinka Ilori is a London-based multidisciplinary designer, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece he creates brings Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design. Established in 2017, Yinka Ilori Studio consists of a team of colour-obsessed architects and designers, who love to experiment with the relationship between function and form, with an output that sits between traditional divisions of art and design.