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Yinka Ilori

Basketball Design Competition


20 September 2021

As part of the new playground designed by artist Yinka Ilori for Parsloes Park, which will feature a vibrant basketball court, Create London ran a competition for school children to design a new basketball.

Congratulations to the basketball design winner Eve Ellis!

Yinka Ilori has selected Eve's design to be made in a brand new basketball, to celebrate the launch of his new playground in Parsloes Park this centenary year. Eve will receive 5 basketballs with her design when it's ready in October.

There were many impressive designs and entries for the competition. Yinka Ilori also picked runners up who showed a range of design and colour techniques. They will each receive a basketball with Eve's design. To view all the runners up designs click here.

The runners up were:

  • Abigail
  • Alfie
  • Amy-Leigh
  • Dejola
  • Destiny
  • Emily
  • Evie
  • Grace
  • Hermion Rose
  • Leta
  • Lola
  • Molly-May
  • Rahma
  • Rosario
  • Ruona
  • Sheza
  • Sophie
  • Tahim
  • Tianna
  • Tomas
  • Valerie

Thank you to everyone who took part including Valence House Museum, Future Youth Zone, The Vibe Youth Centre and visitors to the Becontree 100 Festival.

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.