BUDDING designers are being given the chance to win free entry in to Barrow's Super Soapbox Challenge.

Barrow Business Improvements District has announced a soapbox design competition.

Teams are encouraged to send in their design ideas with the best design being awarded free entry in to the Super Soapbox Challenge taking place in June this year.

Designs can be entered as drawings, digital images or even photos for those enthusiastic teams who have already built their soapboxes.

The more eye-catching and imaginative soapbox racers the better, so teams are encouraged to get creative with their designs.

This comes after staff at Barrow BID announced registration has gone live for the event.

The Soapbox Challenge will see teams build their own soapbox racers and navigate themselves through an obstacle course along Dalton Road.

Colin Garnett, Barrow BID Manager, spoke to The Mail about his hope for the event.

He said: "I think the Soapbox Challenge will become the signature event for the town.

"We don't have one currently I think with the engineering background in Barrow, this is the perfect event to put on in the town centre.

"We're hoping to get all the budding engineers in the town involved and building karts.

"I think we have a very charitable and community background in Barrow and there's opportunities for teams to team up with charities to raise money on the day and enter a kart.

"The plan is to build around the Soapbox Challenge and bring in more entertainment.

We're looking to attract a fairground to the event, as well as various stalls and really create a good atmosphere to attract visitors into Barrow.

"We've already had entrants from as far away as Blackburn, so people have started to hear about it.

"We wanted to host an event catering to the engineering strength of the town. We don't want to be a festival town like Ulverston.

"This fits in with expertise of BAE and Orsted as well as other engineering companies in Barrow."