Keep the family busy with these creative kids competitions!
Are you stuck with bored children at home? Creative kids competitions are a great way to keep them busy – but will also put their brains to work. Here’s a few fun kids competitions they might like to try… don’t forget to check the comments too as you’ll find more comps there!
NEW! Win £1000 Love2Shop vouchers
Take your under-13 to dine at Prezzo and ask for a colouring sheet – then get them to draw or write about your best summer and hand it in at the restaurant. The winner is chosen at random.
Find out more on the Prezzo website – the closing date is 19 August 2022.
NEW! Win Crayola goodies & a Tom Gates workshop
Win a live workshop with Liz Pichon plus loads of Crayola goodies for you and your whole class! Draw a doodle of your hero and share on social with #CrayolaHero. Find out more at www.crayola.co.uk/crayola-hero – closing date is 9 September 2022.
Win Forme bikes for all the family
Forme and Bikeability have partnered up to run a competition giving you the chance to win a selection of Forme bikes up to the value of £2000. Submit a short video, no longer than 30 seconds, describing your Dream Family Cycle Ride. Including whom you want to ride with, where you want to go, and how cycling as a family makes you feel! Once you’ve filmed your video, upload it to Instagram, making sure you tag @formebikes and @bikeabilityuk with the hashtag #FormeMyDreamRide (alternatively you can send by email to email@example.com). Entries will be judged, so be creative, fun and unique!
Find out more on the Bikeability blog – the closing date is 8 August 2022.
Win a Frog Bike
Design a bright and jolly summer postcard to be in the chance of winning a kids Frog bike up to the value of £455 thanks to Rutland Cycling! Download the postcard template, then like and follow @FrogBikes and @RutlandCycling on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and share your postcard design, tagging @Frogbikes @RutlandCycling. You can also email your postcard entry to firstname.lastname@example.org – entries will be judged!
Find out more on the Rutland Cycling website. Closing date is 30 July 2022.
Win Bunny vs Monkey goodies
Children aged 5-12 can complete the Bunny vs Monkey comic strip for a chance to win signed books and Bunny vs Monkey merchandise. Upload a scan of your child’s entry to the National Book Tokens website before 3 August 2022.
Win limited edition artist prints
Hidden Gallery are inviting children in 3 age groups (0 – 8, 9 – 13, 14 – 17) to reimagine an artwork from their website, but with an environmental twist. Each category winner will win a limited edition print. Find out more and enter at www.hiddengallery.co.uk/competition/ – the closing date is 24 August 2022
NEW! Win a £20 Amazon voucher
Create a mascot for the Engaged quiz brand – the winning entry will receive an Amazon voucher, mug and keyring. For more details head to engagedgames.co.uk/art-competition and see the graphic below – closing date is 10 August 2022.
Win a trip to Disneyland Paris & £2,500 for your school
Atom want young authors to write a piece of original fiction (maximum 500 words) about a day that changed the world. There are two categories: ages 7-9 and ages 10-11. Judges are looking for a highly readable story with engaging characters, a compelling plot and a thought-provoking message.
- 1st place entries will win a 2-night trip to Disneyland Paris for a family of four plus £2500 for your school
- 2nd place entries will win an overnight stay at London Zoo for a family of four plus £1000 for your school
- 3rd place entries will win a £250 voucher for Virgin Experience Days, a stack of books plus £500 for your school
Enter at https://atomlearning.co.uk/young-author-award. Closing date is 31 August 2022.
Win a £500 holiday voucher
Sudocrem are inviting under 16s to upload their masterpieces for a chance to win a £500 Holiday voucher, £250 Bumper Little Artist Pack and a 12-month supply of My Little Sudocrem. 20 runners up will be randomly selected to WIN a Sudocrem My Little Masterpiece artist set!You can also enter via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter by using #MyLittleMasterpiece and tagging @Sudocrem. Winners are chosen at random and the closing date is 31 July 2022. Find out more at sudocrem.co.uk/my-little-masterpiece
Win a £30 Amazon voucher
C.A.A.B are publishing an anthology of Funny Festive Fables from 7-13 year olds. Write a short story about the festive period for the chance to win a £30 Amazon gift card, a printed copy of the anthology, and a goodie bag, plus every entry that is accepted will receive a free eBook and a certificate to show off their brilliance as a writer. Entries should be 1,000 words or less and can be uploaded as a Word document (with no pictures) to the entry form. Closing date is 31 August 2022 – find out more here.
I regularly recommend www.toppsta.com as a fabulous place to win kids books, and you have a better chance of winning if you add reviews to your child’s account. Ask your children which books they’ve read recently – older kids will be fine to type up their own reviews, but for younger children you could ask them questions about the books and then type up the review yourself based on their answers. Help them expand their vocabulary and ask them to think of different adjectives – exciting, thrilling, fascinating, etc. – to describe the story and characters. Try asking Google or Alexa for synonyms!
Find out more about kids book competitions in my blog post Competitions for bookworms.
Other comping fun for kids
- If you don’t mind giving them a phone or tablet, set the kids to work on some instant wins! My son Ryland loves playing ‘spin to win’ free instant wins online – check my list of instant wins for the latest comps!
- If your child loves to write, there’s a great list of current UK writing competitions on the School Reading List website – which also includes public speaking competitions too.
- Moma.co.uk lists some nice arty kids competitions!
Do you have any more tips for keeping the kids busy comping while they’re stuck at home? Let me know in the comments