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Contests

Contests are free to enter. Children and adults are eligible to enter.  Real prizes will be awarded!


Contest Goals:

  1. We hope to inspire, strengthen creativity, provide engaging activities, and have guardians use these contests for fun, interactive positive reinforcement behavioral coaching with their child(ren).
  2. Ensuring the ongoing successful evolution of How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. materials, we plan to crowdsource great new character and behavioral story ideas. (Due to the overwhelming response, all contests entries will be evaluated for 2017 materials. Updates and notifications will be sent via email.)
  3. We want to engage with our audience. Who doesn’t love a free contest that awards real prizes, along with getting an opportunity to have your ideas used in a great business that’s a foundation for helping children!
  4. To help further How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.’s name recognition and spread awareness of our wonderful children’s educational material supplying capabilities, please help spread the word.  If you know of someone who you think would be interested in entering one of the contests or knowing about How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. products, please share this contest via your social media channels and/or email this link www.howtobegoodforsanta.com/contests.
  5. Everyone can be a winner. Only our top picks will be integrated into our business materials and be awarded prizes. However, for a reasonable fee,  all ideas can be made into custom plush animals, custom plush dolls, and/or custom cartoons for all to enjoy.

It’s your turn to be the creator!


Contests and Details

Create A Character Contest

  1. Draw a picture (or create in any medium) of your character.
  2. Name your character.
  3. Write a short two phrase rhyme that describes who the character is and what manner it would like to teach.
  4. Scan and submit your entry on the Contest Submission Page
  5. Have fun, and good luck!

Characters do not have to be perfectly drawn. We have professional illustrators that will help perfect great character ideas.

The Prizes:

cc_awardcertificateTop Prizes may include:

  • How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. products
  • A custom plush animal or doll from Budsies
  • Award certificate
  • A personalized letter from Santa
  • A personal phone/internet meeting with How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. personnel.

Top Prizes only awarded to characters used in How To Be Good For Santa materials.  If multiple contestants submit the same character idea, the 1st contestant submission will be the top prize winner. (All submissions are tracked via time/date stamp on submission.)

Contestants waive all rights for ideas and materials submitted.  No one can reproduce How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.’s products without written consent from our company.

Everyone can be a winner by receiving a 10% discount from the already very reasonable prices for having your character made into a Budsie.  (10% discount only applies when you use a link from this website or any link referencing Budsies in How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.’s marketing materials).

Budsies is also able to provide custom handmade plush dolls or animals of your family members, friends, or pets!

Author a Behavioral Story Contest

That’s right.  We are building a library of picture and early reader books. You can help us decide on the stories to be professionally authored & illustrated.

  1. Create your own story. It must resonate with children ages 4-8 while teaching a positive behavior without seeming like a lesson or work.
  2. Name your story.
  3. If desired, provide illustrator notes.
  4. Submit your entry on the Contest Submission Page
  5. Have fun, and good luck!

Stories do not have to be perfectly wordsmithed. (The more the better, but we have professional authors to help perfect great behavioral story ideas.)

There should be a behavioral lesson built into the story without the story being preachy.  The story should be fun. Humor is strongly suggested. (Clean humor only. No potty words or inappropriate language.) Stories should be engaging so that children can have fun while learning.

Picture book stories should be between 450 – 600 words and around 32 pages.  (Great stories could be more or less words and/or pages.)

Early reader book stories should be up to 1,000 words.

We are also using story ideas for future App development. These can be very short behavioral stories that are as simple as a lead in, a scene, good behavior options for just being nice or helping with conflict resolution, and an outcome.

Prizes and Details:

bsc_awardcertificateFor all contestants under age 18, the parent or guardian will receive an initial email receipt response and ongoing email updates.

Top Prizes may include:

  • How To Be Good For Santa Inc. products
  • A custom cartoon of parts of the story from The Peanut Gallery
  • Award certificate
  • A personal letter from Santa
  • A personal phone/internet meeting with How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. personnel.

Top Prizes only awarded to story-lines used in How To Be Good For Santa, Inc. materials.

Contestants waive all rights for ideas and materials submitted.  No one can reproduce How To Be Good For Santa, Inc.’s products without written consent from our company.

If multiple contestants submit the same story-line idea, the 1st contestant submission will be the top prize winner. (All submissions are tracked via time/date stamp on submission.)

Everyone can be a winner by having your story created into a professionally illustrated cartoon via The Peanut Gallery