iOi Logo Hack Competition

It’s competition time at the Institute of Imagination and we have teamed up with the brilliant Kano to offer the chance to win one of their computer kits as featured in the Guardian’s top 30 gift ideas for tech-savvy children. We are asking children aged 6 – 12 to ‘hack’ the iOi logo by taking it apart and using their imaginations to invent something new with it. Draw it, design it on your computer, mould it out of clay, maybe bake a cake version of it? The possibilities are endless. We want to see the most imaginative hacks. The winner will be chosen by a special imagination panel and there will be two runner up Drawbot prizes.


Did you know that Pong was one of the first computer games ever created? Using computer code the designers created a bat and ball game a bit like Tennis. Imagine recreating Pong using the iOi logo. You could have a go on Kano World’s computer programming website.

To enter the competition you must take a picture, send us a digital file or post your physical hack to us by emailing or sending your entry to our office: iOiLogoHack, The Institute of Imagination, 18 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HS. You can also promote your entry via social media.

Tweet us a picture using the hashtag #iOilogohack

Post your entry on our Facebook page

Tag your entry using Instagram with the hashtag #iOilogohack

Your entry must reach us by 9am on Monday 14 December 2015. To enter you must ask a parent, carer or teacher to print out and complete the competition consent form, sign it and either take a clear picture of the form, scan it and email it with your entry or send it by post. The entry must not include an image of the child, just the Logo Hack. To get you started, you can download our logo here (click to download).

Competition Consent Form (click to download)

Competition terms and conditions (click to view)

Standard competition terms and conditions (click to view)

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