Creative Christmas competitions 2018

Entering dozens of Advent comps every day in December can get a little repetitive, so I like to take a break and enter some fun creative comps instead! Here’s my pick of this year’s Christmas photo and creative competitions…

Win a Xmas gift of your choice

Every weekday from 3rd – 7th December on Absolute Radio, Richie is Tesco Mobile’s Little Helper and will reward one listener with a Christmas gift or experience of their choice. Enter at – the entries will be shortlisted and one brought to air each day between 4pm and 7pm. The budget for all five prizes is a total of £10,000 and the most entertaining or profound entries will be shortlisted. The first closing date is 30 November, the final one is 7 December at 9am.

Win new phones with Vodafone!

For Vodafone customers, complete creative Instagram challenges for the chance to win new phones! Check their Instagram feed at for the final three challenges, which run from December 14th – 16th, December 17th – 19th and December 22nd – 25th. So far they’ve awarded prizes for festive outfits, advent calendars and where they do their Christmas shopping!

From 1st December – 3rd December there’s also a Twitter competition to win a Google Pixel 3XL – keep an eye on the feed at for the competition tweet (you’ll also find some other comps there too!). Full T&Cs are here.

Win a £500 Boden voucher (& daily prizes)

Boden are giving way a daily prize on Instagram – judged on creativity-  and after the competition ends one random entrant will win a $/€/£500 Boden voucher. Share a photo on Instagram that fits the daily challenge (see list above!) and tag @Boden_clothing and #OwnTheRunUp.

There are challenges until 18 December and you can find out more in the T&Cs on Facebook. It’s open to UK, EU & USA and you can submit one photo every day.

Win Hobbycraft vouchers

Share a photo of your Christmas craft on social with @Hobbycraft and #MakeItDontBuyIt – or submit to the Hobbycraft website. Every day from 1st – 23rd December one entrant will win a £10 Hobbycraft voucher, and one will win a £100 Hobbycraft gift voucher. If you’re fast, you could get a November entry in too – see the blog for full details. It’s judged!

Win a £500 pre-paid Visa card

Take a picture or selfie with ‘Elfie’ the Londis Elf in a Londis store – from Tuesday 4 December he will appear for one day in selected stores across the UK, and you’ll need to check the Londis Twitter feed or Facebook page to find out where he is! Upload your photo to Facebook or Twitter with @myLondis and #LondisElfie before Boxing Day – winner is chosen at random. Find the T&Cs here.

Win a £100 Amazon voucher

If you have a naughty elf in your house, share a photo of them behaving badly and you could win a weekly prize of a £100 Amazon voucher (final closing date is 16 December). Use the hashtag  #elvesbehavinbadly and tag @ElvesBB (Twitter) or @elvesbehavinbadly (Instagram or Facebook). Full details are at

Win a trip to Finland

Share a photo of your festive lights at home for the chance to win a trip to see the Northern Lights in Finland (you must travel from 10th – 14th February from Gatwick). Upload your photo tagging  @festivelights (Twitter) or @festivelightsltd (Instagram) and using #ShareTheJoy. Full details are at – the winner is chosen at random, and it closes on 16 December 2018.

Win £1000

Do you run a small business, or know someone who does? Share a photo of your festive shop display or communications and you could win one of two £1000 prizes (or two runners up prizes of £500) in Royal Mail’s Christmas competition. Find out more at – it’s judged and closes on 16 December.

Win a trip to Stockholm

Use the Christmas jumper designer on the Capital FM website to create your jumper design (it’s easy!) – the winning entry of a trip to Stockholm for two will be chosen at random after the closing date of 14th December.

Finally, if you’ve not yet got an Advent Calendar, the Ilchester Cheese calendar (available from ASDA and Sainsbury’s) has several fun comps behind the doors, including a photo comp!

Hope you have fun entering these – as always, keep an eye out for lots more Christmas jumper, lights and decorations comps across social media and get your photos ready!

Plus, don’t forget to read my tips for Advent competitions and check out Heart’s Family Challenge for the chance to win eight £3000 csh prizes! Good luck!

3 Responses

  1. Emma says:

    Great advice thank you!! My first time starting out as a comper so your blog is my new bible!!!

  2. helena denton says:

    thanks Di

  3. Chris Hunt says:

    Some great ones there, Di

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