15th September - 2nd October
This is your chance to win a very special Blenheim Palace Christmas prize for you and your family.
We would like you to imagine and design an amazing costume for one of the tiny mice who appear in the themed State rooms at the Palace this Christmas. This year, the theme is Sleeping Beauty, so we would like your mouse’s costume to be inspired by the Sleeping Beauty story. They could be wearing a skirt, dress, hat, boots, a cloak, fairy wings, a onesie or even a tutu, as long as their costume fits the Sleeping Beauty theme. Use felt tips, pencils, crayons, paint or whatever other artistic medium you choose!
The winner’s mouse and their fabulous costume will then be handmade into a perfectly crafted model by award-winning TV and film prop maker Clare Eliot (who has made models for Postman Pat, Wind in the Willows, Mars Attacks! and more) and go on display in the Palace for the festive season along with all of the other exquisite Sleeping Beauty themed decorations. In the New Year, the winner will then be sent their mouse model to treasure and keep forever.
And that’s not all – the winner will also receive:
There will be four runners up prizes too, a family ticket (for four people) to the Exclusive Preview of Christmas at Blenheim Palace, on Thursday 16th November - one in each of the four age groups: 4 years old and under, 5 to 6 years old, 7 to 8 years old and 9 to 10 years old.
The competition is open from 4:00pm Friday 15th September until 4:00pm Monday 2nd October, so there’s no time to waste in getting those creative juices flowing!