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Crafty Drawing Competition: My Sleep Story

Mar 1, 2021

We’re inviting UK children to share their own #MySleepStory for the chance to win a great prize! Create a picture of what you love the most about sleep – whether it’s the best dream you’ve ever had, your favourite cuddly teddy to hug when you sleep, or even your favourite bedtime story and characters.

 How to enter

Pick up your favourite pens, pencils, paints or pastels and get drawing!

There are three categories to enter:

  • Under 8s
  • 8-12 years
  • 12+ (up to age 19)

Once completed, submit the entry via email to with the heading My Sleep Story. Don’t forget to tell us your age and the category selection. Remember deadline is Sunday 14th March 3pm.

If possible, it would be great if you could tag us in any pictures on social media using @thesleepcharity (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and use the hashtag #MySleepStory

Top tips

Try to take a close up of the picture so we can see the drawing accurately.

Natural light works best. Avoid shadows as they may distort the picture.

For full T&Cs see below.


We will select three winners – one from each of the three different age groups, under 8s, 8-12 and 12+ (up to age 19). Each winner will receive a £10 Amazon Voucher.  Winners will be notified on World Sleep Day on 19 March 2021 by email.


1. The Promoter
The promoter is: The Sleep Charity CIO of Kale Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8FD (Charity Registration Number: 1150585).

2. The competition
2.1 The competition is open to children in the following age categories:
(a) Under 8s
(b) 8-12 years and
(c) over 12s (max age 19).
2.2 Under the competition, children falling into one of these age categories should draw a picture showing anything that they love about sleep.

3. How to enter
3.1 The competition will run from Monday 8th March 2021 (the Opening Time) to Sunday 14th March 2021 (the Closing Time) inclusive.
3.2 To enter the competition a parent/guardian should e-mail a picture of their child’s drawing to the following address: Please make sure that the picture is as clear as possible. The e-mail should confirm:
(a) The name of the child.
(b) The age of the child (for allocating the drawing to the appropriate age category).
(c) The name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the parent/guardian submitting the drawing.
3.3 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter by the Closing Time. Any competition entries received after the Closing Time will be automatically disqualified.
3.4 There is no charge to enter the competition, and it is not necessary to pre-register on the Promoter’s website.
3.5 The Promoter will not accept responsibility for competition entries that are lost or delayed in transit (for example, as a result of any computer, network or server failure). Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
3.6 By submitting a competition entry, the parent/guardian is agreeing to be bound by these rules.

4. Eligibility
4.1 The competition is only open to children falling into one of the above age categories. The competition is not open to:
(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;
(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or
(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
4.2 In entering the competition, the parent/guardian confirms that their child is eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. The Promoter reserves the right to require proof that a child is eligible to enter the competition.
4.3 There is a limit of one entry to the competition per child.

5. The prize
5.1 There is one prize in each age category. The prize for each age category will be a £10 Amazon voucher.
5.2 There is no cash alternative for the prize. The prize is not negotiable or transferable.
5.3 The Promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control makes it necessary to do so.

6. Winners
6.1 The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. Winners will be judged by representatives of the Promoter.
6.2 The Promoter will notify the parent/guardian of the winning entry in each age category by e-mail (a Winning Notification) within 14 days of the Closing Time. The Promoter will ask the parent/guardian for confirmation by e-mail:
(a) of their address details for sending the prize; and
(b) that the parent/guardian consents to the winning entry, along with the name and age of the child, being published on its social media channels.
6.3 In the event that the Promoter is unable, using the contact details provided with the entry, to contact the parent/guardian of a winner and obtain the above confirmations within 14 days of sending a Winning Notification then the Promoter reserves the right to select a different winning entry in substitution for the entry originally selected and to allocate the prize to that newly selected entry.
6.4 Following receipt of the above confirmations, the prize will be sent to the parent/guardian of each winner by email. [The Promoter is not responsible for any prizes that are lost in transit to a winner.]

7. Publication and Data Protection
7.1 The Promoter will publish each winning entry, along with the name and age of the winning child on its social media channels. The Promoter will not publish any contact details for the winning child or their parent/guardian
7.2 All information provided to the Promoter by all competition entrants including all contact details) will be destroyed by the Promoter within 3 months of the Closing Time.
7.3 The Promoter’s data protection policy can be requested from

8. Intellectual property rights
8.1 Ownership of the intellectual property rights in any drawing submitted as part of the competition will remain with the creator of the drawing.
8.2 By submitting a competition entry, the parent/guardian of the relevant child agrees, on such child’s behalf, to grant the Promoter a royalty-free licence of such intellectual property rights in the entry as are necessary in order to enable the promoter to publish a winning entry on its social media channels and store and otherwise use a winning entry in its marketing materials.

9. General
9.1 The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to exclude any entry from the competition if it has any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these rules.
9.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
9.3 These rules shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.