Little People is one of my all-time favorite brands. I played with Little People as a child, and my parents still have our Little People camper, houseboat, house, schoolbus and farm play sets. They are somewhat faded, and I'm sure a few chairs and tables and chickens have gotten lost along the way, but they have truly stood the test of time. Out of all our childhood toys, they kept the Little People, and every time we travel to the Philippines, I get the warm and fuzzies watching my kids play with Butch and Penelope nd Clarabelle the Cow (yes, we named all our Little People).
If you have a little person of your own, chances are he or she is a Little People fan, and chances are you'll want to hear about a great new contest that Fisher Price is launching. Parents can submit a video of their child making an animal sound for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and a trip to Fisher-Price headquarters in East Aurora, NY for a photo shoot.
About the contest
Fisher-Price is launching a contest of animal proportions today with help from celebrity zoologist and children’s television show host, Jarod Miller. Appropriately named the Little People™ Animal Sounds Contest, the contest calls on parents to submit a video of their child demonstrating his or her best roar, grrrr or squawk (oh my!) for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and a trip to Fisher-Price headquarters in East Aurora , N.Y. (for a special photo shoot and an opportunity to have their child featured on a Little People® toy package or website).
It’s easy for parents to help their children ages one to five to get their imaginations soaring and their voices roaring! Parents simply visit the contest website www.animalsounds.fisher-price.com to get started:
1. Grab a video device like a smart phone iPhone® or Android™ mobile device, digital camera or camcorder
2. Record a 20 second or less video (in AVI, MOV, MPEG or WMV format; no larger than 30MB) of a child age 1-5 making his or her best zoo animal sound of one of the following animals: lion, tiger, elephant, bear, penguin, rhinoceros, leopard, whale, polar bear, hippopotamus, monkey, seal, gorilla, alligator, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, dolphin, snake, or bird
3. Submit the video in one of three ways: Via the contest website, iPhone App or Android App (limit five contest entries per person/email address)
4. Share the website link with friends and family so they can visit the public gallery to vote
The Animal Sounds contest runs Aug. 1, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 30, 2011.
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, ten First Prize winners will receive a Zoo Talkers toy prize pack. All successful submissions will be entered for a chance to win one of 100 Zoo Talkers Safari Trucks in the Animal Sounds Sweepstakes. For more information and complete contest rules, visit the Animal Sounds Contest website at www.animalsounds.fisher-price.com.
Win a Little People or Jewel cd from Fisher Price
I picked up a couple of kids' music cd's from Fisher Price at BlogHer, and to celebrate one of my favorite brands, I'm giving them away here!
* One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a Little People Jingle Bell Rock cd
* One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win Jewel's new kids' cd: The Landing Goes Round
Leave a comment on this post and share your own Little People memory, or tell me your child's favorite Little People playset.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
1) Add the Bonggamom Finds blog button to your sidebar (1 entry).
2) Blog about this giveaway, making sure you include a link to the giveaway (http://bonggafinds.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-people-music-cd-giveaway.html) in your blog post (1 entry).
3) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the Little People giveaway! http://ow.ly/5XYWn
4) Follow @bonggafinds on Twitter and tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day):
@bonggafinds is giving away a copy of Jewel's new kids cd: The Merry Goes Round! http://ow.ly/5XYWn #giveaways
5) Follow @bonggafinds on Twitter and tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day):
@bonggafinds is giving away a copy of the Little People Jingle Bell Rock cd ! http://ow.ly/5XYWn #giveaways
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on August 22, 2011; I will draw two winners at random on August 23 and post their names after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: The cd's I am giving away were given to BlogHer conference attendees free of charge. Contest information is provided by Little People and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.