Win US$25,000 in playground equipment

Legacy of Play contest

Kiwanis International teams up with Kiwanis partner Landscape Structures to give one Kiwanis club US$25,000 of playground equipment. The Legacy of Play Contest celebrates our shared beliefs that investing in communities through legacy signature projects is important to the success of a Kiwanis club. Plus, Landscape Structures' emphasis on inclusive play is also important to Kiwanis because it highlights our goal to bring play to all children.

Preview the 2019 contest submission form.


The 2018 winners is the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, Ohio, USA.

The 2017 winner is the Kiwanis Club of Mankato, Minnesota, USA.

Read the official contest rules.

Entry period: April 12, 2019 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on May 10, 2019
Voting period: 12:00 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2019 through 11:59:59 a.m. EDT on May 29, 2019
Winner announced: On or around June 7, 2019

Need help with your entry? Marcia Stewart, 2017-18 president of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, reports how she got the community involved in the 2018 winning entry. Wilber Neushwander-Fink, member of the Kiwanis Club of Mankato, Minnesota, which was the winner of the 2017 Legacy of Play Contest offers other tips and advice for your submission. And, previous judges explain why some submissions raised red flags.

Possible additional funding

  • The Kiwanis Children’s Fund provides grants for Kiwanis-led service projects that focus on health, education and youth leadership development. Clubs interested in applying for a grant for a playground project should review the program material carefully to learn about the Children’s Fund as a potential funding partner. Check out the Club Grant program for eligibility requirements, important dates and additional resources.
  • Keurig Dr Pepper & KaBOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward purchasing playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer. Learn more about the community build model in the Build a Playground Toolkit.

Funding Application Deadlines
Round 1: January 19
Round 2: May 4
Round 3: September 4

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