Blue Peter Competitions

Our Planet Now

This competition is now closed for entries! (Closing date Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 17:00)

Good luck if you submitted a short story or poem 💚

Competition Details:

Blue Peter’s Our Planet Now competition is giving Blue Peter viewers the chance to write a poem or story which will be turned into an animation by the award-winning Aardman Studios, which will premiere at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021 – setting the scene for World Leaders to make decisions for our planet.

The winning poem or short story will captivate the imagination of people all over the globe in the UK’s year of climate action.

The winner will get the opportunity to meet the experts at Aardman Studios and to see the animation being produced. They will receive a framed still from the animation. The will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference and see your film premiered.

The winner will receive an Orange Blue Peter competition winner’s badge, a Green Blue Peter Badge and their text will be kept in the British Library forever.

All prizes are subject to current Covid-19 restrictions and will be undertaken when it is safe to do so.

Competition Rules and Blue Peter’s Our Planet Now Competition Privacy Notice.

The Prizes

1st Prize: 1 Winner

  • Your words will become an animation, created by the award-winning Aardman Studios, which will premiere at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow in November 2021 - setting the scene for World Leaders to make the right decisions for our planet.
  • Your text will be preserved in perpetuity by the British Library – the custodian of the UK’s national collection of published, written and digital content.
  • You will get the opportunity to meet the experts at Aardman Studios and to see the animation being produced.
  • You will receive a framed still from the animation.
  • You will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference and see your film premiered.
  • You will attend a recording of Blue Peter where you will be announced as the winner of the competition during one of our weekly shows.
  • You will receive an Orange Blue Peter competition winner's badge and a Green Blue Peter Badge.

Top runners up (x 2)
• You will receive your text in a frame
• You will receive an Orange Blue Peter competition winner's badge and a Green Blue Peter Badge

Top 30:
• The top 30 designs that go through to the second round of judging are to receive an Orange Blue Peter competition winner's badge and a Green Blue Peter Badge

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