Classroom Challenge, Sponsors and Partners

Panini Classroom Challenge Winner Announced

Through the ESFA and Panini’s ongoing partnership, just prior to the summer holidays, primary schools in England were invited to register to receive some FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022™ OFFICIAL STICKER COLLECTION goodies for their school, including worksheets with a competition to design a sticker album cover. The competition prize was set at a fantastic £2,000 cash for the winning school, plus a £50 Amazon voucher and football shirt for the winning pupil. To top it all off, winners also received the option of a presentation assembly for their school pupils.

And the winner is…

Following a difficult judging process across a staggering 3,000+ entries, the ESFA and Panini are delighted to announce that Melbourne Junior School in Derby produced the winning entry, thanks to Grace from Cedar Class.

The ESFA judges were delighted with the quality of entries submitted from all participating schools and found the level of work that went into each of them was impressively high. As such, they have published the other nine shortlisted entries below because each one is noteworthy, given the work and effort that has gone into every design.  

It has been a pleasure for the ESFA and Panini to see the popularity of the Classroom Challenge continue to grow within schools in England with each new competition launch.

Nick Clark, Special Projects Editor for Panini UK, said: “Panini are proud partners of the ESFA, providing schools with engaging classroom challenges that encourage creativity and the opportunity to win money and prizes. The chance to make a difference to the children’s learning is of great importance to us. We’re always astounded by the number of entries we receive and the amazing designs that the children create. Football can touch people in so many positive ways and we hope that the children will hold fond memories of participating in the Classroom Challenge.”

Stuart Botham, ESFA Chairman said: “The ESFA is delighted to continue to provide Panini Classroom Challenges to primary schools across England. It’s fantastic to be able to offer schools the chance to win some money to spend, but also to see the imaginative and creative designs that pupils come up with for each Classroom Challenge competition. It’s important for the ESFA to show that football is as relevant in schools off the pitch as on the pitch, and this continued partnership with Panini allows us to do just that.”

Take a look at the rest of the shortlisted designs below:

The ESFA would like to thank Grace and all the pupils from Melbourne Junior School, plus all the other competing schools, for taking the time to enter this competition, and for providing such fantastic examples of artistic design by young students.

Classroom Challenge, Sponsors and Partners

The ESFA Panini Classroom Challenge Returns!

Win the biggest yet cash prize for your school with the ESFA & Panini’s Classroom Challenge for 2021

The Classroom Challenge continues in 2021 with a brand-new opportunity for your school to win a huge £3,000 cash with a ‘Design a Football’ competition – but hurry, there’s only 2,000 packs up for grabs!

January’s Classroom Challenge was cancelled due to the lockdown, but Panini and the ESFA were able to share 450 resources out to primary schools in England to help support the key worker and vulnerable children still attending schools. These resources were gratefully received by participating schools…but now it’s time to relaunch the competition for up to 2,000 schools to enjoy in April and May.

The Classroom Challenge returns with some exciting opportunities for your school

For the chance to take part in the competition, putting your school in the running to win a huge £3,000 cash prize, a Panini assembly and trophy presentation, plus a £50 Amazon voucher and a football shirt for the winning pupil. All you need to do is register your school via this link.

Aside from the fantastic Classroom Challenge competition, your school will also receive sticker albums, sticker packets and a competition guide, which you can use within your school. We have had some amazing feedback from teachers from across England on the benefits of receiving these goodies and entering our competitions – here are some of our favourites:

“Although we didn’t win, our children have absolutely loved taking part. The packs have gone down a storm and I’m constantly getting children coming up to me to show me which players they’ve got.”

“The packs have gone down very well in school. We had a few spares left over from the ones originally sent, which have made a fantastic motivational tool and prizes for outstanding work.”

“Thank you for organising this competition. Our sports-mad Y6 children really enjoyed the opportunity to design a trophy and challenge each other with the packs.”

“A really popular competition, thank you so much for organising it!”

To register, simply click here or follow the link at the bottom of the page and enter your details – but hurry, we only have 2,000 packs to send out and you only have until 7 April to register your school! The competition will run throughout April and May and we’re already excited to see the entries we’ll receive. The standards have been incredibly high in previous competitions and we love to see how creative school children in England can be!

The latest Classroom Challenge was won by Jack from Year 6 at Beckwithshaw Primary School in Harrogate after he created a fantastic trophy design, being chosen from over 3,500 entries! Beckwithshaw Primary School have since been presented with a cheque for £2,000 plus some fantastic prizes for Jack during an assembly hosted virtually by Panini in the coming weeks.

Jack’s winning design from September 2020

The ESFA is delighted to be able to share these Panini resources with primary schools in England and are already looking forward to seeing the quality of the latest Classroom Challenge designs!

For further details or information, or to register your school to receive updates, please contact PaniniComp@schoolsfa.com

Register via this link:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/classroomchallenge52021