Character Creations Competition 2023 SIGN UP
Home-Start in Suffolk are once again inviting Suffolk primary schools and all Suffolk based Primary School aged children to join in this year’s activity’s fundraiser!
Championed by Home-Start in Suffolk Patron and best-selling author, Anthony Horowitz CBE and new Suffolk based children’s author Rob Parker!
This is set out in 2 age ranges: –
Years 3 to 6 pupils will be able to watch a video of Anthony Horowitz introducing the Key Stage 2 element to the competition followed by an extract from his latest Diamond Brothers Detective Agency novel – “Where Seagulls Dare.”
This year we are asking children to create a character that is in need of the Diamond brothers services. Draw a picture of them in a scene on the sheet provided and on the separate writing sheet tell us who they are, what they look like, where have they come from – are they an adult or child, or are they even human? Are they perhaps an animal? Or an alien from another planet? And what are they are in search of? Why do they need help from Tim and Nick Diamond? Can Tim and Nick help them?
We will provide all the materials needed for this and we can also provide some additional activity sheets for schools to use within the class such as code breaking exercises, word searches and puzzles.
Nursery to year 2 pupils will be able to watch a video of Rob Parker introducing the Key Stage 1 element of the competition, followed by the story of Stink the Sloth!
The story of Stink focuses on friendship and how everyone is different but is equally as special as each other. This will be followed by a task, where we are asking children to draw either a picture of Stink himself or one of his friends that featured in the story. Or for those feeling extra creative, they could create another character that lives in the rainforest and could join Stinks football team!
We will also provide some additional fun activity sheets for schools to use within the class, including word searches, puzzles and more.
To join in this exciting competition, we will be inviting teachers and home educators to show the relevant video to classes.
Entry forms will be available to download along with additional optional class activities for the children to enjoy.
Entries are to be uploaded in the usual way through our dedicated Dropbox ready for judging.
Closing date to sign up is 31 March 2023!
Overall winner prizes
Key Stage 2
SIGNED BOX SET OF THE DIAMOND BROTHERS SERIES, £25 WORTH OF BOOK VOUCHERS, A MUG, PENCIL CASE, LUNCH BAG, T-SHIRT AND PUZZLE PRINTED WITH THE WINNING DESIGN, A BOARD GAME, A DRAWING PAD, COLOURING PENS, A CHARACTER CREATIONS DRAWSTRING BAG & A PERSONALISED METAL BOOK MARK
Key Stage 1
SIGNED COPY OF STINK THE SLOTH, YOUR VERY OWN STINK THE SLOTH SOFT TOY, £25 WORTH OF BOOK VOUCHERS, A MUG, PENCIL CASE, LUNCH BAG, T-SHIRT AND PUZZLE PRINTED WITH THE WINNING DESIGN, A BOARD GAME, A DRAWING PAD, COLOURING PENS, A CHARACTER CREATIONS DRAWSTRING BAG & A PERSONALISED METAL BOOK MARK
Runner up prizes
Key Stage 2
SIGNED COPY OF WHERE SEAGULLS DARE PENCIL CASE & T-SHIRT PRINTED WITH THE RUNNER UP DESIGN, A DRAWING PAD, COLOURING PENS, A CHARACTER CREATIONS DRAWSTRING BAG & A PERSONALISED METAL BOOK MARK
Key Stage 1
SIGNED COPY OF STINK THE SLOTH, PENCIL CASE & T-SHIRT PRINTED WITH THE RUNNER UP DESIGN, A DRAWING PAD, COLOURING PENS, A CHARACTER CREATIONS DRAWSTRING BAG & A PERSONALISED METAL BOOK MARK
Character Creations gallery
As we did in previous years, we will be displaying a complete gallery of all the entries we receive which parents and schools can access and view!
The gallery will be set out in a format that displays all the logos of the participating schools. By selecting the relevant schools logo you will access a page dedicated to the schools entries which will give you the option to view the entries as they were submitted (in year groups, class groups or age ranges depending on the size of the school)
There will also be a dedicated section for Home-Educated entries!
There will be the facility to order printed merchandise of every child’s design so parents can purchase t-shirts, mugs and much more through this page which links to one of our sponsors sites – Ipswich Embroidery and Print. For every purchase a small % of the cost of the items purchased will be donated to Home-Start in Suffolk which will go towards supporting even more families across our county.
Once we have received all the entries and the judging is complete we will be sharing details of how to access the gallery with everyone involved.
Announcing the winners
Once the winning designs have been confirmed we will be in touch with schools involved to arrange presenting these prizes.
We will also be working with the local press promoting the winning entries.