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The 2014 Small Acorns Peg Doll Competition
17 September 2014
Happening Now
UPDATE 28.10.14 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED, AND ALL THE WONDERFUL ENTRIES ARE IN OUR STORE WINDOW. JUDGING AND PUBLIC VOTING WILL COMMENCE LATER THIS WEEK. WATCH THIS SPACE TO CAST A VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE. xx

It's time for our favourite annual Small Acorns Peg Doll Competition. This is the fifth year of our competition and we are determined to make it our brightest and biggest yet. We want everyone to enter - spread the word, have a peg doll party with your friends, talk to your teacher, or your kid's teacher about a class entry, make one peg doll, or make several. It's up to you! A sweet peg doll cannot fail to put a little happiness in your step.

Remember how much fun we all had last year? We had over 350 peg dolls vying for 'top peg' and never have we had a window display that attracted so much attention and brought smiles to so many! There were horses and dinosaurs and minions and superheroes and opera singers and ballet dancers and fairy princesses and Princess Kate and baby Prince George and a fire-breathing dragon and clowns and All Blacks and singers and rock bands and spies and more superheroes and bunnies and cupcakes and witches and bearded explorers and cowboys and Indians and the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Silver and balloon sellers and disco dancers and octo-pegs and pastry chefs and nurses and pirates and flower fairies and an ice skater and the Swiss Guards and even the Pope. See some of our favourite peg moments in our video below!

Now it's time to create your entry for 2014, and we can't wait to see what you come up with! Girls, boys, grown-ups - show us your peg doll design talents and you could win some fantastic prizes.
Once again we'll be displaying all the peg dolls in our store window  so that everyone gets to see how wonderful they all are.

It's easy and it's so much fun. You can pick up naked peg dolls FREE of charge instore. If you live outside of Wellington you can find plain wooden pegs easily at craft stores, your local '$2' shop, or Spotlight, or email us, and we'll post you one.

This year, thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we have some very special prizes to be won. We are hugely grateful to Designers Guild, Gecko Press, Sweet William, Seneca, Djeco, Castle and Nellie Tier for their generosity, and enthusiasm!

There will be two kids winners - an overall winner as judged by our special guest judge, and a 'kids people's choice' as voted by you and our customers. Each of these winners will win a prize package donated by Small Acorns and our wonderful sponsors worth over $250. There will be 2 runners up prize packs, each worth $50. This year we again have a category just for boys. The winner of the boys category will win a prize pack worth $100.
School and pre-school classes - yes, once again, we'd love to have you enter. If you enter as a school or pre-school class, we have a special prize of fabulous Gecko Press books worth $500 which you can win for your school library. You see, so many prizes!! So many chances to win!

And for the grown-up entries, we will have one 'grown-up' winner who will win a prize package donated by Small Acorns and our sponsors worth over $250. And we have a runner-up prize pack worth $100.
 

Here's how to enter:
  1. Any peg will do. You'll find wooden pegs fairly easily at places like Spotlight or your local '$2' shop, or we have naked (!) pegs available for you. You can pick these up instore, or we can post one to you, free of charge if you live outside of Wellington or cannot get instore. Email us with your name and a postal address so that we can send you your peg.
  2. Dress your peg with as much creativity and imagination as you can muster! Use fabric, paper, ribbon, paint, whatever you like.
  3. We're happy to accept entries from all over New Zealand and overseas too.
  4. Post or drop your gorgeous creation in to Small Acorns, corner Blair & Wakefield Streets, Wellington on or by Friday 17th October 2014. Make sure you include your name, age and contact details with your entry, and please, give your peg doll a name! 
  5. All entries will be judged on age and creative endeavour, and public voting. For this competition the kids & boys categories are aged 2-14 years. 'Grown-ups' are over 14 years. 
  6. Public voting will commence on our website on Friday 24th October 2014 for one week only.
  7. The winners will be announced on Friday 31st October, and will be contacted by phone or email. The judges decision is final. Prizes may not be exchanged.
  8. After the competition is over, we're happy to return your creations, providing you send us a stamped addressed envelope with your entry. Any orphans are lovingly adopted in to the Small Acorns family. Please note, we will announce a pick-up date once the competition is over.

Fun and creativity and happiness created from a simple wooden clothes peg. Have a peg party with your friends. Remember all entries must be received by Friday October 17th. For inspiration we've made a little video featuring a few of our favourites from the last two years, or you can look back at previous entries on our Facebook page. Have fun!!

 

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