The #HowWillYouSayThankYou Competitions

Enter one of our #HowWillYouSayThankYou competitions and you could receive a special celebrity shout out!

These competitions are open to anyone in the UK who sends a free thank you card for National Thank a Teacher Day. (Please note- competitions close at midnight on June 23rd with winners announced the following week. Any videos you submit will not be included on the card your teacher receives.)

Show Us Your Thank You Videos!

  •  Have you thought about submitting a video to really show off what your special teacher means to you? We’re putting together our promotional materials for Thank a Teacher Day on Wednesday June 23rd and we’re on the lookout for great Thank You content showcasing the amazing work that teachers do. We’d love to show your video on our social media channels, so the more creative the better!
  • And there’s even the chance you could be famous! We’ll be picking our favourite videos to send to our friends at the BBC and other news organisations who will be covering Thank a Teacher Day – so your video could end up on the nation’s television screens!




Budding School Reporter Competition!

Want to be published in a magazine read by millions? AND have work experience with a real-life Editor?

Thanks to our friends at TES – the national educational magazine with readers across the globe  – we’re offering one lucky competition winner the chance to have their work published online plus a day shadowing Jon Severs, Editor at the magazine, to see first-hand what a day in the life of a leading editor looks like.

We are looking for aspiring journalists to write a story on one of the following topics:

  • Put together a punchy, factual, and positive piece which covers everything that your school is organising for Thank a Teacher Day, why your school considers saying ‘Thank You’ to school staff to be so important, and how teachers are responding to the plans. We want to get a real sense of what it feels like to be at the school and to be able to visualise the activities that you’re describing. It should feature a detailed overview of how your school is planning to celebrate Thank a Teacher Day.
  • Write a short comment piece about why we should thank teachers, and your thoughts on the work that teachers did over the lockdown, and continue to do now they’re back in school. You could always include interviews with teachers, and their own thoughts on lockdown, within that piece.

Competition entries should be 650 words long and the finalists will be judged by the editorial team at TES with the winner’s article being published online.




Nadiya Hussain’s Baking Competition

  • Bake something special to say thank you to your teacher!
  • Submit a video (max 45 seconds) showing off your bake and telling us which teacher you would like to thank and why.
  • Don’t want to upload a video? Not to worry! There’s also an option to just upload a photo of your bake.
  • The winner will receive £100 in book vouchers to spend on cookery books.
  • You can read Nadiya Hussain’s cookie recipe here.




Axel Scheffler’s Drawing Competition

Parentkind is delighted to sponsor the Axel Scheffler’s drawing competition. The winner will have their design featured on a special edition end of year card. Parentkind is the largest network of PTA fundraisers in the UK and a trusted voice for parents in education.

  • Create a drawing or painting of your favourite teacher!
  • Submit a video (max 45 seconds) showing off your drawing and telling us which teacher you would like to thank and why.
  • Don’t want to upload a video? Not to worry! There’s also an option to just upload a photo of your artwork.
  • The winner’s design will feature on our end of year card and will receive an Axel Scheffler original artwork.




Sir Michael Morpurgo’s Writing Competition

  • Write a short story or poem about your teacher!
  • Submit a word document of your poem/story with a couple of sentences explaining why you want to thank this teacher.
  • The winner will receive £100 in book vouchers.