piggybankkids competition

To celebrate the charity's tenth birthday they have a special competition they wanted to tell you about.

This year, the charity PiggyBankKids is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Founded in 2002 by Sarah Brown (@SarahBrownUK), their work helps babies and children around the UK live healthier and happier lives. Their flagship project, the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory, continues to unlock some of the many mysteries surrounding premature birth.

In this special year for the charity, they’re inviting parent bloggers and tweeters to help them celebrate their birthday with the #spotthepig photo competition.

The charity is taking part in Britmums Live! (as are dadzclub) on June 22 and June 23, where Sarah Brown is delivering the keynote speech, and the charity will be holding a decorate-a-piggy stand in the exhibition area. To get warmed up for the event (and to give those who aren’t attending a chance to get involved), we’re asking you to get creative with your camera.


All you have to do is to take some snaps that feature pigs – be they real ones, ones drawn by you or your little ones, or of course ones bought from PiggyBankKids’ adorable collection.

Pick the best ones and post them up on Twitter (max five entries per Twitter account) – just remember to tag PiggyBankKids (they’re on Twitter here) and use the hashtag #spotthepig. Make sure you also post it up on your blog, too, if you have one.

Entries will be judged on their creativity by Sarah Brown and Nicky Cox, the editor of the children’s newspaper First News. Go mad – the only theme is piggies, so interpret it how you will!

There are some fab prizes on offer. The overall winner will receive a signed set of Sarah Brown’s books, including her account of her time in No 10, Behind the Black Door, her celebration of motherhood, Mums, and her celebration of grandparenthood, Grandparents. The winner will also receive a signed PiggyBankKids piggybank, while two runners up will also receive a signed piggybank from Sarah.

To give you a bit of inspiration, Sarah Brown recently tweeted her own photo to inspire you – although she promises not to win! Check it out on Instagram here.

The winners will be announced during Britmums Live! on June 23. Those not attending the event are of course still very welcome to enter – the winners will be announced on Twitter so it doesn’t matter where in the country you are!

Entries must be received by Monday June 18. For full Terms & Conditions see PiggyBankKids’s website here.

Have fun – we look forward to seeing your piggies!

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