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…


Win Love2Shop vouchers

Create artwork on the theme ‘What does the environment mean to you?’ to enter the Worcester Bosch Environment 5050 competition. There are three Love2Shop vouchers to be won in each of the four age categories (3-5), (6 -9), (10-13) and (14-18) – first prize is £100, second prize is £75 and third prize is £50. The competition runs until 31 March 2022 and you can find out more at www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/environment-2050-art-competition


Win £1,000 of books for your local library & an art kit

To celebrate the release of Pizazz vs Perfecto, Simon & Schuster Children’s Books are giving you the chance to win £1,000 worth of children’s books for your local school or public library. The lucky winner will also receive a full art kit and a complete set of the Pizazz series! There will also be 10 runners up who will win a complete set of the Pizazz books. To enter, print out and customise the super hero mask below then take a photo and send to ChildrensBooks@simonandschuster.co.uk with ‘Pizazz Super Mask Competition’ in the subject line – include your name, age, address and a parent/guardian’s contact email. All the details – including an address for postal entry – are at www.simonandschuster.co.uk/p/pizazz-superhero-day-competition. Entrants must be over 7 but there’s no upper age limit stated! It’s judged on creativity. Closing date is 24 July 2021.


Win a £1000 holiday voucher

The HP Great Paper Escape isn’t strictly for kids, because all ages can enter! Create something with a piece of paper and you could win one of two fantastic £1,000 holiday vouchers, plus three runners up will win a £250 experience voucher. There’s also thirty prizes of HP laptop bags up for grabs. Find full details of the promotion in my blog post. It ends on 30 June 2021, winners are chosen at random and you can enter multiple times!


Win £1,000 Aldi vouchers for your school

To celebrate Tokyo 2020, Aldi and Team GB are challenging young people aged 5–14 to get creative and design a lorry that celebrates everything great about fresh, healthy food. The two winners (one from England/Wales and one from Scotland) will see their designs on an Aldi lorry and win £1,000 of Aldi vouchers for their school! They will also win £50 of Aldi vouchers and a Team GB goodie bag for themselves. Entries should be submitted on the entry template to info@getseteatfresh.co.uk or by post to: Design a Lorry Competition, The Education Company, Denne Court, Oad Street, Hengist Field, Borden, Kent, ME9 8LT A cover sheet must be included, and signed by a teacher, parent or carer – you can download both the template and cover sheet by registering and logging into the competition website at https://getseteatfresh.co.uk/designalorry. Entries must be received by Friday 25 June 2021.


Win £350 book tokens (£10 each for all your classmates)

If your child has a copy of the fabulous Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith book, they can enter two competitions which involved solving puzzles hidden within the pages of the book! The closing date for entries is 7 July 2021 and prizes include book tokens, plushies and t-shirts. Find out more – and see a photo of my son Ry with the cute plushie he won in last year’s comp! – at https://quicksmiths.com/competition-details


Fruit Shoot Draw your Dream to win

Fruit Shoot have been running the lovely ‘Win your Dream Prize’ competition for several years, it’s a lovely drawing comp for 3-12 year olds.

You’ll need to purchase a promotional Fruit Shoot pack (shown above) and keep hold of your receipt. Then your child needs to draw their ‘dream thing’ and upload to the website at www.fruitshootforthemoon.co.uk. Daily winners will be chosen to receive a Crayola bundle worth £40, and one overall winner will win their dream thing up to the value of £5000! The promotion ends on 29 June 2021 and kids can enter once a week. 


Win books from Toppsta

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

23 Responses

  1. Nikki Hunter-Pike says:

    Closes 30th June – Design a poster of your city of the future and win one of three £200 ethical superstore voucher. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/competition/design-a-future-city-and-win-a-200-voucher-ethical-superstore-voucher/

  2. Ellie says:

    Hi guys! Just seem this on Instagram to win a Plum Trampoline worth £1500 https://www.instagram.com/p/CNVRQeigy_9/

    Need to enter by Saturday 10th of April by doing a move from the video

  3. Taniya Dey says:

    Hi Di, I am a follower of your Creative Kids competition since last September. It keeps my 6 years daughter quite busy during this time. She is happy to be KS1 winner in UK for Children of Lockdown conducted by Storychest, CO Awareness Competition conducted by Energy Networks, Pearson UK’s Twist on a Tale and to receive other misc prizes. Thank you for your effort and regular blog on kid’s competition.

  4. Kim Steen says:

    Has anyone tried entering the 44 cats pasta comp? I submitted an entry but had no confirmation onscreen or email and dont want to resubmit in case it gets disqualified

    • Di says:

      Hi Kim! I’ve checked with the promoter and there’s no confirmation displayed – it just takes you back to the entry form I believe. If you’re concerned about your entry not being received, they’ve said it’s fine to submit it again!

      • Kim Steen says:

        Ah no thats great thanks! It did return to the entry form so if thats what its supposed to do then thats fine

  5. Maryam says:

    Hi Im home schooled at the moment in the uk as im in the waiting list for a school so can I still do it because there is some money that goes forward to the school depending on if I win or not …

  6. Sam Shakes says:

    Hi. My 8 year old niece is very good at designing. Ranging from clothes, to home furnishings and interior decor. Can you please let me know if there are any competitions that she enter or courses. Thanks in advance.

  7. Deborah says:

    Pls Is is it only for uk kids or other countries?

  8. Krisha says:

    Great list…I am having a bookmark competition on my blog…..would be great if you can include it in your list

  9. Alyson says:

    Hi does anyone have any spare paper for the iPad competition for the children?

  10. Lorcan says:

    Hi Di,

    Just saw this on Twitter which people might to enter. https://twitter.com/Sewsofia/status/1248891923709952005?s=19
    “Get your kids to have a go at drawing, colouring in or creating a bag (Easter baskets count!) this weekend and they could win a pencil case! PS. So far I have 3 entries, one of whom is my niece!! Google ‘coloring sheet bag’ to get them started”

  11. Nikki Hunter-Pike says:

    Great list Di – just to update all the free packs have now been claimed for the Antalis Ipad competition

    • Di says:

      Thanks Nikki – I’ve added that information in! Did you manage to enter it? I have some spare paper I can post to you!

      • Nikki Hunter-Pike says:

        I’ve only just seen this ‍♀️ if you still think there’s time then it would be fab if you still have some spare – understand if you don’t anymore 🙂 x

  12. Di says:

    Fab, thanks Neill – I’ve added that one to the list!

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