To help keep your little ones busy this half term and to celebrate, Tell a Fairy Tale Day on the 26th of February.

We thought now would be a nice idea to have a Create A Fairy Tale Character Competition.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages celebrators to read, tell, and listen to fairy tales from around the world.

Competition rules for Parent/Guardian:

  1. Open to Long Ashton residents only
  2. Open to ages 3 – 12 years
  3. One entry per child
  4. Submit entries by – Monday the 22nd of February

Competition rules for children:

  1. Create a new fairy tale character in any way you like. You could do a painting, build a Lego creation or even make one out of toilet roll holders. The only limitation is your imagination.
  2. Write a small paragraph telling us about your fairy tale character. You could include your characters name; if they are a hero or villain; and if they have magical powers. Ask a parent or guardian if you need help.

Set your imagination free and be as creative as you can!

Competition prizes:

We have split the competition into three age groups:

Ages 3 – 6

A First Book of Fairy Tales

From Brothers Grimm to Hans Christian Andersen, this beautifully illustrated anthology contains a range of the classic fairy tale stories any child would love to grow up reading.

Ages 7 – 9

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Two hundred years ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales. This wonderfully illustrated collection is brought to life with radiant, faithful pictures from Daniela Drescher, one of Germany’s best-loved illustrators, which are sure to fire any child’s imagination.

Ages 10 – 12

Mirror, Mirror and Once Upon a Dream and from the Disney A Twisted Tale Series.

Experience the electrifying twists in Disney’s Twisted Tales. These stories are about power, love and revolutionaries, with each book asking the question: What if one key moment in the story changed everything?

Who will judge the entries?

All age groups will be Judged by the Long Ashton Community Association Chair of Trustees, Jean Pullin.

Jean is very excited and can not wait to see all the creations. She has said she’ll be looking for particularly imaginative entries.

The winners

The winners from each age group will be notified by Thursday 25th of February and announced online on the 26th of February – Tell a Fairy Tale Day.

How to enter

Once your child has created their fairy tale character, you can upload their entry using the form below.

Tip: You can upload photographs and scanned images.