Blue Peter: Frequently Asked Questions
Find out the answers to your most frequently asked Blue Peter questions right here. Click on the questions below to see if we've already answered your question.
What is Get Spotted?
Get Spotted is Blue Peter's campaign to inspire you lot to get involved with Children in Need by doing something spotty - including sending in a spot for our Spectacular Spot Show.
You can find out more about how we are Getting Spotted for BBC Children in Need by clicking here.
Will I get a Blue Peter badge for sending in a spot to Get Spotted
As this is for BBC Children in Need, you will not get a Blue Peter Badge for sending in a spot. However, there are loads of other ways you can earn a badge. For more details, click here.
Can I have my spot back afterwards?
Unfortunately, as we will have so many spots, we won’t be able to return them.
How can I earn a Blue Peter Badge?
We award badges to 6-15 year olds who send us an original piece of work. This could be an interesting letter (probably over 50 words), picture, drawing, project, poem, story, something you’ve made or anything at all.
If it’s imaginative and you are proud of it, we want to see it! We are especially keen on seeing things you’ve made after you’ve seen it on the show or website, or if you send in ideas and suggestions for us to use on Blue Peter.
Don’t forget to include your full name, date of birth and home postal address and postcode (not your school address).
Post your entry to:
BBC Bridge House
Or email: email@example.com
How many badges are there?
There are 5 standard Blue Peter Badges to collect. Find out about them all here.
What can I do with my Blue Peter Badge?
Wear it with pride!
Each badge winner also receives a unique Badge Card that gives you free entry to around 200 paying attractions in the UK – all of them are listed here.
I’m still waiting, where’s my badge?
We’re really sorry if there’s been a delay.
We aim to answer your letters and emails within a few days of receiving them. However, sometimes we have a particularly large postbag, so it may take us a bit longer. Please allow up to 60 days to hear back from us.
Should I have a Badge Card yet?
Unless you have been instructed in your letter to apply for a Badge Card, which you can do here, it will automatically be sent to you. Please allow up to 60 days after you have received your badge.
Can my school or club apply for badges?
Yes! Group applications are fine, but your teacher or club leader will need to supply the full name, home address and date of birth of each person in your group, otherwise we can’t send you Badge Cards.
What happens if I lose my badge or Badge Card?
Take care of your badge and Badge Card. Unfortunately we cannot replace them if they are lost, but you can send us another application to earn a new one.
Will my work be shown on the programme?
We get hundreds of letters every week, and we can only show a few at a time. However, the more effort you put in and the better your application is, the more you increase your chance of being selected. Also, we show some of the best submissions in the Backstage Diary on the Blue Peter website.
Do I get a badge for emailing in during the show?
You can interact with the live show by emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org – Thursdays at 5.45pm on CBBC. We don’t give out badges to children who email in during the show, even if your email is read out. But you will get one if something you’ve made is featured on the show.
How do I enter a competition?
Whenever we have a competition, we put up the rules for that competition on the Blue Peter website. The ways of entering can be a bit different each time.
If you are a competition winner or runner-up, you will receive an Orange Badge.
Can I nominate someone for a Gold Blue Peter Badge?
Yes, but please think very carefully first.
Gold Badges are extremely rare and special. They are only awarded in very exceptional circumstances such as profound bravery, saving someone’s life or representing your country.
I can't find an answer to my question.
Drop us an email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.