Kids Competitions

Submitted by SuperluckyDi on Mon, 2013-02-18 10:24

For many of you it's Half Term this week, so here are a few creative kids competitions which should keep your little ones busy. Your local shopping centres, art galleries and restaurants are likely to have colouring comps too, so keep an eye out and check their Facebook pages and Twitter feed for info.

For little chefs
If your children love cooking, The Times have a lovely competition where 3 winners can go to London, stay at a top hotel and cook for the judges from Leon HQ. Their recipes will feature in the Leon cookbook! Runners up get cookbooks too - full details of the comp are here and it closes on 31 March 2013.

How about writing?
Thomson Holidays are giving away a week long Al Fresco family holiday to the writer of the best blog - there doesn't seem to be an age limit for this one, although we have asked Thomson and had no response yet. Your child should write up to 500 words about a fantastic journey (real or imaginary) - details are here and it closes on 31 March 2013.

Poets aged under 18 can win one of ten copies of Philip Ardagh's new book 'The Truth about Love' by finishing off his valentine's limerick - details are here and be quick as you need to email your entry by this Wednesday 20 February 2013!

Write your own 'Awesome Animals' story in less than 5000 characters and you could win a Kindle Fire. This closes on 29 March 2013 - details are here. Oddly, it seems to be open to any age (including adults) - AND the rules say the winner is chosen at random!

And for the arty kids…
Win your design on a wall sticker! Over at Primary Times, they want you to come up with a new character - you can enter by email or post before the closing date of 1 March 2013 - full details are here - this is for children at primary school.

The Sudocrem Bruce the Moose colouring competition is open to 4-12 year olds and closes on 28 February 2013. The winner gets an iPad3 and runners up get Crayola goodies! Enter on Facebook here.

Hobbycraft have a Mini Makers tab on their Facebook page, where your 3-11 year old can win a Get Crafty party plus a £50 Hobbycraft voucher by uploading a photo of their crafty creations. Enter here before 3 March 2013.

If you're a Netmums member, print off any of their colouring sheets and let the kids loose on them. Upload to the gallery and five winners will get £100 of Smyths Toy vouchers! Closes on 31 March 2013 - enter here.

Florida4Less are also running a colouring competition where the winner gets £150 of book tokens for their class, plus a £50 Disney store voucher. Details here - enter by 20 February 2013.

And a few miscellaneous ones…
Over at Just a Drop they need a name for their water drop character - the winning name will win a £10 book token or iTunes voucher. Details are here, it's open to 4-14 year olds and it closes on 21 March 2013.

How about having fun making a fancy dress costume with the kids? If you're a member of Mumsnet, submit a photo of your child dressed up for World Book Day here and one entrant will win £100 of books. Closes 14 March 2013.

When you've finished your fancy dress outfit, why not email a photo in for the Bish Bash Birthdays competition too - you could win £50 of Hamleys vouchers! This closes on 15 April 2013 - full details on their Facebook page here.
Good luck - and have fun!