Get the ball rolling

The results are in!

We received a host of spectacular entries and a further judge had to be brought in when results were tied.

After much deliberation, we have received the final results and comments from the judges...

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Get the ball rolling

Are your sandcastles the biggest on the beach, best built or the most creative? Well here is your chance to prove it.

This Summer we are inviting you to exhibit your beach based construction skills by taking part in a competition to build and film the most creative beach marble run and win up to £400 of Amazon vouchers.

How to build and film a beach marble run

Building a beach marble run is easy. Either watch the video above for a step-by-step guide or follow these simple instructions:

You will need: A sandy beach, spades, a ball (golf balls work well), a video camera/phone and willing participants. Remember to also bring a competition flag in order to double your potential winnings! (see below)

Step 1: Dig – Build a mound of sand. The bigger the better!

Step 2: Shape – This is where you add your own creative twist. Carve a channel for the ball to run down from the top of the mound to the bottom adding as many creative elements as possible along the way.

Step 3: Shoot – Once you have perfected and tested your run, add your competition flag (if you have one) and then start the camera rolling.

Step 4: Roll – Now is the big moment. Get the ball rolling and film it as it makes its way down your run making sure to capture all the most creative twists and turns.

You will need
ISG flag

Print your own flag

Download your own ISG flag to use in your marble run build and the prize is doubled if the competition flag is visible.

Download flag

What to do next

Simply send a link to your movie to

We will then view your movie and if ok will add it to this page.

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Win up to £400 of Amazon vouchers

A competition needs prizes and so after the closing date all entries will be viewed by an independent judge who will a tasked with selecting the most creative beach marble run and two runners-up. Winners will receive the following prizes:

  • Winner - £200* worth of Amazon vouchers
  • Runners-up - £100* worth of Amazon vouchers 

If you are one of our three winners and your marble run visibly includes a ‘Get the ball rolling’ flag then your winnings will be doubled! This means if you win first place then you will receive £400* worth of Amazon vouchers whilst a runner-up using the flag will receive £200*. 

Flags are available to download on this page.

*or equivalent if outside the UK

Good luck and enjoy your Summer!

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition will close midnight on the 30th of September 2014. Winners will be notified within 28 days after the closing date. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during this time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, ISG reserves the right to select an alternative winner. 
  • There are two separate competitions, one for people not employed by ISG - “External competition”, and another for ISG employees - “Internal competition”. The prizes are as follows:
    1x External competition winner: £200 worth of Amazon vouchers
    2x External competition runners up: £100 worth of Amazon vouchers
    1x Internal competition winner: £200 worth of Amazon vouchers
    2x Internal competition runners up: £100 worth of Amazon vouchers

     The prize is doubled if the competition flag is visible. 
  • There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. At our discretion we may offer you vouchers of equivalent value in a your local currency if you are outside the UK 
  • Movies must be your own and not published elsewhere. Only movies included on the official competition web page at the time of the closing date will be considered. 
  • Judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. 
  • You may enter as many times as you wish. 
  • Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries. 
  • By entering, all entrants licence ISG plc a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including online, print and social) for marketing purposes relating to this competition. ISG plc is under no obligation to publish any entries. 
  • Any publication of an entry does not mean that entrant has won a prize. 
  • Entries must not contain anything defamatory, obscene, illegal or otherwise inappropriate as may be deemed by ISG plc. 
  • Entry is free but entrants should be aware that they may be subject to data charges for submitting their entry. 
  • Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.