Does your kiddo have a great imagination? He or she just might be the next toy creator for Ikea!
The international chain launched their annual Soft Toy Drawing Competition yesterday. Children ages 12 and under are invited to submit their own designs for soft toys and six lucky winners will have their drawings brought to life! Those lucky winners will have their toys manufactured and sold in IKEA stores during autumn 2019.
Best part? All profits from the sale of the toys support IKEA’s Let’s Play For Change campaign supporting children’s rights to play and develop.
You can easily submit drawings online! On a white 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, have your child complete their drawing. Once their drawing is complete, scan a copy or take a picture with your camera or phone, and then upload the file here.
(Teachers, you can have your class submit drawings! Just make sure you have parent permission from each child).
The deadline for US submissions is November 8th. Voting for favorite designs begins on November 15th! The Top 15 entrants from the US competition will then compete with entries from around the world.