Young Ely designer Adam comes up with ‘home tweet home’ creation

14 year old, Adam Sheffield, is the winner of a nationwide competition hosted by Wilko to design a f

14 year old, Adam Sheffield, is the winner of a nationwide competition hosted by Wilko to design a fun bird box. - Credit: Archant

Ely teenager Adam Sheffield has something to tweet about after coming top of the tree in a national competition.

The 14-year-old was unflappable when it came to soaring above other designers in a fun competition run by Wilko to create a bird box.

Adam, a customer at Ely’s Wilko store, took first prize in the competition, which was run as part of Wilko’s Wild Bird Campaign.

A staggering 416 entries were received nation-wide from entrants of all ages including primary school children and adults.

Designers thought ‘outside the box’ to come up with a range of designs that included multi-storey bird palaces and cutting edge mansions.

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The entries were carefully judged by a team of bird enthusiasts from Wilko including Jo Walsh, store manager at Ely who said: “The range of responses we’ve had for the Wild Bird competition has been incredible. People really let their imaginations fly with designs including cars and even cat shaped bird boxes.

“It was really difficult to choose a winner, but in the end, the judges thought that Adam’s bird motel design was a really fun and original idea.”

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Adam wins lots of wild bird loving goodies from Wilko’s wildlife and garden range. These include a year’s worth of wild bird food, a bird table and a special ‘twitchers’ pack filled with essential tips for spotting and looking after wild birds in their natural habitat.

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