Classroom Challenge

Win £2,000 cash for your school with the ESFA & Panini’s Classroom Challenge for 2021

The Classroom Challenge returns with some exciting opportunities for your school

The Classroom Challenge continues into 2021 with a brand-new opportunity for your school to win £2,000 cash with a ‘Design a Football’ competition – but hurry, there’s only 1,500 packs up for grabs!

For the chance to take part in the competition, putting your school in the running to win £2,000 cash, 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 1,500 packs to send out and you only have until 14 December to register your school! The competition will run throughout January 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 will now be presented with a cheque for £2,000 plus some fantastic prizes for Jack during an assembly hosted virtually by Panini in the coming weeks.

The ESFA are 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

Register via this link:

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ESFA Panini Classroom Challenge – Winner Announced!

Essex Primary School wins £2,000 cash in the Classroom Challenge

Through the ESFA and Panini’s ongoing partnership, at the beginning of this school year, primary schools in England were invited to register to receive some Premier League Adrenalyn XL™ trading card goodies for their school, including worksheets with a competition to design a mascot for their local team or school. The competition prize was an incredible £2k cash for the winning school, plus £50 Amazon voucher and football shirt for the winning pupil – to top it all off, winners also receive a presentation assembly at their school from Panini.

The competition received over 6000 entries from primary schools all over the country getting involved with pupils of all ages showing off their skills and designing some amazing mascots!

The competition received over 6000 entries from primary schools all over the country getting involved with pupils of all ages showing off their skills and designing some amazing mascots! Following a difficult judging process with an incredibly high standard of entries, the ESFA and Panini are delighted to announce that Mayespark Primary School in Essex produced the winning entry thanks to Aritra from Year 6 with “Fearless Finn”.

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. The Judges were asked for their top 3 entries meaning we had two runners up, Garry from High View School in Plymouth and Aiden from Leighswood Primary School, Walsall.

Due to the standard of entries we wanted to share some other designs that caught our eye during the judging process and celebrate the achievements of as many pupils as possible.

We would like to thank Aritra and his fellow pupils from Mayespark Primary School, as well as all the other competing schools, for taking the time to enter this competition and providing us with such fantastic examples of artistic design by young students.

Euro 2020TM Official Sticker Collection Classroom Challenge

Registration is now OPEN for the Euro 2020TM Official Sticker Collection Classroom Challenge competition! This time, we’ll be asking pupils to design a trophy and the prizes remain the same with £2,000 cash for your school, plus a £50 Amazon voucher, football shirt and presentation assembly from Panini for the winning pupil!

In order to enter the competition, simply register via the link below – you will be sent all the Classroom Challenge essentials through the post at the end of April in the run up to the Euro 2020 competition!

Good luck!