The Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid

The Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid

After a long journey from deep beneath the sea, our playful Giant Squid has made it's home here at the Yard and has brought some friends.

The Giant Squid is an interactive and acoustic installation through which people can communicate (speak & hear) with each other. It radiates light to offer a surprising element at night.

Cast your net and see if you can capture its six sea creature friends that have escaped the harbour and are playing hide and seek.

Collect your free trail passport from any cafe and restaurant in the Yard, find all its friends and collect six letters to spell a nautical word and claim your reward.

Have fun explorers! The Squiggly Wiggly Squid will be on the lawn from May until September.

Fancy naming our Squid? Submit your idea below, we'll moderate the entries and then open things up to a public vote. You can only submit one name so make it count!

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Name the Squid Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is to suggest the best name for the new public realm installation of a giant squid at Royal William Yard. It is open from 6th May 2018 to midnight on the 31st July 2018. The name will be announced on 5th August 2018. Dates are subject to change.
  2. Entries must be submitted by the online form only.
  3. One entry per email and only one squid name to be submitted per form.
  4. Entries will be moderated and then issued for public vote.
  5. The promoter reserves the right to not choose a winner, should none of the entries be deemed suitable.
  6. The promoter shall be under no obligation to use the winning name.
  7. The winner will be notified by email to the email address provided on their entry.
  8. Submitting an entry gives authorisation that the Promoter may use their name, image, in any media and for any other reasonable and related promotional and publicity purposes.
  9. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend and/or terminate this promotion in the event of unforeseen circumstances outside of its reasonable control with no liability to entrants or third parties. No purchase necessary.
  10. By taking part in this promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  11. The Promoter is Urban Splash whose registered office is at Timber Wharf, 16 - 22 Worsley Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4LD.