Competitions

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I Spy Competition

WIN a Nintendo Switch, a bundle of Dog Man goodies plus €500 worth of books for your school!

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Tom Gates Doodle Competition Spring 2019

WIN a doodle by Liz Pichon, €1000 in books for your school and more!

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Dog Man Competition Spring 2019

WIN a set of Dog Man books and your very own camera!

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Kids Go Free Vouchers

Get your FREE entry to a choice of three top attractions!.

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Happy Monkey Competition Autumn 2018

Winner

Morgan from Queen Emma Primary School.

Happy Monkey helped us to choose our winner, and they chose Morgan’s entry because they really liked the beautiful descriptions and detailed artwork. Congratulations Morgan!

Runners up

  • Orla from St Anne’s Primary
  • Isla from St Mary’s Primary
  • Cerys from Parkfield Primary
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Super Competition Spring 2018

Winner

Kritika from Talavera County Junior School.

We loved Kritika’s clever acronym for a superhero squad of grandmothers – the Brave Intrepid Noble Granny Organisation (or The BINGOs) impressed our judges! Congratulations Kritika!

Runners up

  • Nicholas from Hatchell Wood Primary, who created Squirrel Man
  • Hannah from Vicarstown National School, who created Batwolf and Horsechicken
  • Niamh from St Macartans Primary School, who created the Reading Rebellions
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Happy Monkey Competition Autumn 2017

Winner

Nikhil from Rhiwbeina Primary School.

We had so many fantastic name ideas for the monkey that we asked Happy Monkey to help us choose, and they loved Nikhil’s Bananaby. Congratulations Nikhil!

Runners up

  • Penelope from Axminster Catholic School, who named the monkey Giggles
  • Melanie from Urmston Primary School, who named the monkey Milo the Mischievous Monkey
  • Ella from Eldene Primary School, who named the monkey Melony



Tom Gates Competition

First Place

Grace, from Fife!

The Tom Gates song competition was judged by the author Tom Gates, Liz Pichon. Liz felt that Grace’s song was catchy, well written, beautifully sung and well played.

Congratulations Grace!

Runners up

  • Samuel from Seely Primary
  • Sophie from Helm School, Meltam
  • Annabel and Chloe from Pendoylan Church in Wales School
  • Olivia and Beatrix from Botley School, Oxford

Congratulations to the runners up and to everyone who entered – the standard of the competition was extremely high.

Harry Potter Competition, autumn 2016

With nearly 2,000 entries, our Harry Potter competition was one of our most popular of all time. The standard of the entries was also extremely high, making picking winners a very difficult job for our judges. Well done to all who entered.

Overall Winner

Shriya, from Stranmills Primary School (Hufflepuff)!

Shriya’s entry really impressed us. Her three page essay showed her in-depth knowledge of Hufflepuff House, as well as showing how her character matches up with the values of the House.

If I am put into Hufflepuff I will be able to make bad witches and wizards good by convincing them! I shall make Hogwarts better.

Congratulations Shriya!

Runners Up

  • Briahna, from St Mary’s CE Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Alex, from Scoil Nicoláis (Gryffindor)
  • Nina, from Wicklow Montessori Primary School (Hufflepuff)
  • Brendan, from St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy (Hufflepuff)
  • Dylan, from Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School (Gryffindor)
  • Leah, from Whithom Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Kaena, from Crackley Hall School (Hufflepuff)
  • Tanisha, from Grove Road Community Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Calum, from Viewlands Primary School (Gryffindor)
  • Priya, from Higham Primary School (Ravenclaw)

Bug Hotel Fit for a Queen Competition, summer 2016

Simon King Prizewinner

In a competition judged by Wildlife World and Simon King, TV cameraman and naturalist, pupils were asked to design an insect hotel fit for a Queen. The winning design was chosen for its ‘combination of a striking design with practical elements’.

Congratulations to the winners!

  • 1st Place: Catshill Middle School, Bromsgrove
  • 2nd Place: Highcliffe Mark Primary, Christchurch
  • 3rd Place: Catshill Middle School, Bromsgrove

Win a Pop-Up Tent Competition, summer 2016

Congratulations to the winner, Rose Austin from Hempstead Junior School in Gillingham!

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