Block Masters

Official Rules

  1. All contestants must have registered their details online at
  2. Contestants must be of school age, either primary or high school, and will enter either the primary school division or high school division
  3. Contestants will be given two hours on three consecutive Friday nights to complete their lego constructions, from 4:30-6:30pm on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of July, 2021.
  4. At the end of each night of the building time, the contestants’ constructions will be locked in a secure room until the following week.
  5. All block pieces will be supplied by the contestant.
  6. At the conclusion of the building time at 6:30pm on Friday 30th of July, the contestants Lego constructions will be entered as they are into the competition to be judged by an official judging panel.
  7. On Friday the 6th of August one winner and two runners up will be announced at the Grand Opening of the Hope Youth Centre at 4/23 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh.
  8. The winner will receive $1000 worth of Lego, the first Runner-Up will receive $500 worth of Lego and the second Runner Up will receive $200 worth of Lego.
  9. Each contestant will receive a Lego gift at the Grand Opening and automatically go in the entry to win a door prize on the night of $1000 worth of Lego.

X-Factor 2508

Official Rules

  1. All contestants must have registered their details online at and pay the $10 entry fee on arrival.
  2. Contestants must be of school age, either primary or high school.
  3. Competition entry is opened to all of the performing arts, including dancing, singing, comedy, magic tricks, live painting etc. Performances are limited to five minutes or less.
  4. Contestants will be given an opportunity to audition from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday the 23rd of July, 2021 and if an additional audition night is required, may be asked to audition from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday the 30th of July, 2021
  5. Contestants will perform before an official judging panel.
  6. Auditions will take place at 3/23 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh.
  7. At the conclusion of the auditions at 6:30pm on Friday 23rd or 30th of July, the top three performers will be notified and invited to perform at the Hope Youth Centre Grand Opening on Friday the 6th of August.
  8. On Friday the 6th of August, after performing before the audience and judges, one Winner and two Runners Up will be announced at the Grand Opening of the Hope Youth Centre at 4/23 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh.
  9. The winner will receive a $300 JB Hifi voucher and the two Runners-Up will receive $100 JB Hifi vouchers each.
  10. All contestants will enter in a DOOR PRIZE DRAW for contestants only, to be drawn at the Grand Opening of the Hope Youth Centre. The DOOR PRIZE will be a $300 Harvey Norman voucher.

Basketball Half-Court Shoot Off

Official Rules

  1. Contestants will register on the night of the Grand Opening of the Hope Youth Centre on Friday the 6th of August, at the registration desk and pay a $5 entry fee.
  2. Contestants may enter an unlimited number of times, but each unique entry will cost $5.
  3. Contestants will shoot the official basketball from the officially marked three-point line on the floor ten times (only).
  4. The contestant who shoots the highest number of hoops from their ten shots at the three point line will receive a $300 Rebel Sport Voucher, the two Runners Up will each receive a signed Illawarra Hawks singlet. In the event that two people have the same score, free throw shoot-out will determine the winner.

2508 Magazine Article

An excited group of locals are ready to bounce back from COVID restrictions and the closure of the Helensburgh Community Youth centre by celebrating the talented young people in the 2508 community, with the launch of “X-Factor 2508.”

On August 6th the Hope Youth Centre will be celebrating its Grand Opening by showcasing the top local performers in three different categories, Performance, Half-court Basketball and Lego Block Masters in “X-Factor-2508”. Competitors will have the chance to show off their skills, compete against their friends and take their chances at winning thousands of dollars worth of cash vouchers and prizes, donated by local businesses! The Grand Opening marks the launch and opening of the purpose-built Youth Centre and will see the finalists from the competition heats come together to battle it out for the chance to be declared the “X-Factor-2508” winners.

“There’s a lot of bad news out there; drugs, youth suicide, self-harm, addictions to computer games and screens” observes Youth Mentor PJ Bedwell from Hope Church 2508, “But we prefer to focus on the positive and amazing stuff that the youth are doing. We see so much talent and potential in the young people of our town and really try to stay focused on inspiring them and helping them to get active in whatever they love doing, and being part of this great community!”

After the launch on August 6th, the Youth Centre will be opened every Tuesday to Friday from 3:30-5:30pm during the school term and will have a range of activities, including basketball, pool, air hockey, a quiet study area, music area, dance, lego and even Nerf-gun battles.

“We love our community and are excited to be providing the Hope Youth Centre, which is a free youth drop-in centre opening on school afternoons to provide a safe place for young people to hang out, develop healthy friendship in a safe environment, and get active in all sorts of ways” shares Pastor Lionel from Hope Church 2508. “The goal is to start off by providing a safe place for young people to hang out and have fun together, with supervision of course, but the dream is to expand into providing the youth with skills that will help them as they grow up. We are looking to start a barista training course to get the older youth ready for getting a job, and we want to partner with the community wherever we can, to provide skills and training for young people to thrive.”

X-Factor-2508 heats will be held over the coming weeks, so check out the terms and conditions of entry and details for the Grand Opening at “Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening to come and celebrate the wonderful youth of our area and take a stand against the issues that affect young people by helping point them towards the positive things in our community,” invites PJ Bedwell.

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