Kids Under Cover has invited architecture firms, builders and designers to register their interest in the annual Cubby House Challenge, which aims to raise funds for the youth homelessness prevention charity.

The 2017 Cubby House Challenge is calling for entrants from the building and design industry to compete for Australia’s best cubby house by embracing their inner child and designing the cubby they would have loved to play in as a child.

Businesses are encouraged to go online and register their interest in the 2017 Cubby House Challenge. A select group of cubby house designs will be revealed, awarded and then auctioned at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March 2017. The judging panel will feature expert architects, designers and builders as well as children.

Calling for all forward-thinking building groups, designers and architects to enter the competition, Jo Swift, chief executive of Kids Under Cover said the cubby houses are a major draw card at the Flower Show, with the funds raised from their auction directed right back into the crucial work of the national charity.

Last year’s competition saw Matt Gibson Architecture + Design and Hartman Construction and Development’s creation Pl-yground taking out the Best Architectural Award, and Porter Davis’ The Relic making a record $17,200 at the auction.

Kids Under Cover urges design companies, building firms and architects to rise to the Cubby House Challenge, and register their businesses on the charity’s website before 16th September 2016.