Enter The Trailer Park Caravan Competition 2022!

Would you like to try your luck hosting your own production at cinch presents Latitude this year, building your own stage/area/installation and activating it for the weekend?

We are on the hunt for creative teams to invent, design, build and host their own caravan or mobile structure at cinch presents Latitude. The most jaw-dropping and inspiring ideas will be given pride of place in the bustling metropolis of Trailer Park, which made its maiden voyage in 2019, and moved to its new home in the forest by the Waterfront Stage in 2021.

What’s more, we’re offering bursaries to help bring your amazing ideas to fruition!

Will Hardie Returns To The Judging Panel

Trailer Park has teamed up once again with Will Hardie, the master craftsman behind Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year, to choose the successful applicants. Those selected will be given financial aid to help towards the costs, and invited – with a team of friends – to host the creation in Henham Park from the 21st to  24th July, 2022.

Will says: “I’m thrilled to be involved in this competition again – I love how Trailer Park supports the creative visions of people who would otherwise never have a chance to join the world of festivals, and the concept of harnessing the public’s passion for Latitude’s artistic values. The idea of transforming the humble caravan into so many wonderful and wacky creations is part of the story –  but to then be given the opportunity to unveil your work at the most artistically respected festival in the UK is pure genius.”

We need YOU!

Artists, architects, theatre-makers, performance groups and creators of all sorts, with an appetite for what makes a festival really sing, will be given an opportunity to let their creative hair down. Up to 20 grants (ranging between £400 and £3500 are being offered) for designing, building and presenting your own art caravans.

That’s it really – you turn a caravan (or a vehicle/trailer with wheels that can come and go) into something implausibly wonderful, and we will give it a home from home, in Trailer Park, the mobile-tropolis in the centre of the festival.

Your design proposals will be read by our judging panel, and we’ll choose the best ideas and work with you to bring your designs into being.

If all goes according to plan, you will then come – with a team of your friends – to host the creation at cinch presents Latitude.

The deadline for entries is 14th March, so it’s time to get creative!


These bursaries are not for your labour; they are for materials or skills that you do not have! We are looking for projects that stand on their own as installations, independent of performances or activities, although these may well accompany and complete the installation. They do not need to be roadworthy, but it would definitely help if they were. Most importantly, they need to be safe. They need to be about the design of the exterior as well as the interior, and applicants should think about lighting as the area operates at night-time as well as daytime.

Please note that this project will require a significant time investment, and the ability to adhere to firm deadlines, and is going to need to be fuelled by artistic and practical passion.

The number of crew passes permitted to host your venue for the duration of the festival is 8, and these obviously include camping. They can’t be shared.

Past Submissions

Some of the incredible ideas that have materialised are listed below. Have a look because they will give you a sense of scale and expectation!

To Let – A team of real estate agents try to sell a decrepid caravan to passers-by.

Caravan Club Extravanaganza – the front side folds down to become a stage for bands.

Terrible Terry’s Jail – A caravan with jail bars on the windows for misbehaving festival goers, who then have to find the escape plan.

Quizivan – unveils an annual game show quiz hosted from inside a caravan.

Narnia – into a caravan and out the back is a snowy kingdom.

Gangsta Granny – A collection of senior ladies knitting everything that moves, and serving tea to a hip-hop soundtrack.

How do I enter?

Head to the application form here.

Please read our FAQ’s and our T&C’s.

If you still have questions, email trailerparkcaravanchallenge@gmail.com.