Win a cool chemistry set or £200 Entertainer gift voucher, plus £400 STEM funding for your school!

Competition closes at 23:59 on
12 March 2019

Plastic is an incredibly useful material that has revolutionised our lives over the last 100 years. Sadly, though, some of plastic’s best properties – its durability and long-lasting life – are the very things that cause problems in the environment.

Many plastics, such as water bottles and packaging, are designed to be used just once. Unless these single-use plastics are recycled, they remain on our planet, clogging up landfills, and making their way to the ocean where they can harm sea life.

It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean!

If you’d like to help beat plastic pollution and scoop some awesome prizes for you and your classmates, then enter the amazing competition below.

Here’s how to enter:



Tell us what you or your school have been doing or are planning to do to reduce single-use plastic.

Maybe you launched a petition to stop your school canteen handing out plastic straws. Perhaps you decided to make home-made Christmas presents instead of buying more plastic gifts. Have you made a decision to stop buying water bottles?

Tell us what you or your school have done or are planning to do on no more than one page of A4 paper. You can provide additional photos, petitions and graphs, if you like.



Design a poster to encourage others.

Your poster should inspire or remind people to reduce single-use plastics.

You could choose to focus on just one issue. Will it be straws or plastic bags, or something else?

Try to use bold colours and clear lettering. Make your message short, simple and to the point. What images will have a big impact?


The prize

If your entry is chosen, you’ll get a choice of two incredible prizes:

An amazing Chem C3000 science kit with over 330 experiments to try! It contains loads of cool equipment, plus a 192-page experiment manual. Or a £200 gift voucher to spend in store at The Entertainer or online at thetoyshop.comOR


Your school will also scoop £400 to spend on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) equipment. Brilliant!

Plus, if you are our planet-saving winner, your school will receive a visit from a Covestro scientist who’ll give an exciting talk about their work. They’ll answer any questions you have about being a chemist and will explain some cool new inventions!


How to enter!

Email your poster and report to us at with COVESTRO COMP in the subject line. Alternatively, post it to NG KiDS at this address:

Creature Media
Third Floor
12-14 Berry Street

Don’t forget to include your full name, age and contact details, plus your school’s name and the name of your teacher.


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