little explorer drawing contest

Animals, discovery, and books are the perfect combination for any kid, which is why Put Me in a Story and National Geographic Kids teamed up to create National Geographic Kids personalized booksNational Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. Put Me In The Story inspires a love for reading, across all ages and generations, through the experience of shared, personalized stories. To celebrate this exciting collaboration Put Me in a Story and National Geographic Kids is sponsoring the Little Explorer Drawing Contest.

Would your family enjoy a free vacation to the San Diego? If your kiddos are anything like mine they exploring and discovery. My almost three year old son, Triple A, is constantly filling our home with tiger growls and wolf howls, while my ten month old daughter, Little Girl, loves anything soft and fuzzy. Just this past weekend she tried to cuddle a bumble bee! (No worries, I reined in her enthusiasm.) Bert, First Time Mom’s creator and my sister, also has three curious explorers of her own.

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Here are the contest details and how you can help your kids enter.


Contest Open: May 16 – June 17

To Enter: Adults 18+ can fill out the form on the contest page to enter.

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive:

  • Family vacation to San Diego!
    • 4-days/3- nights for a family of 4! Includes flights.
  • National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books

2 RUNNER-UP WINNERS will receive:

  • National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books
  • 1-year subscriptions to National Geographic Kids magazine and National Geographic magazine


BigBookAnimals_sample (1)For EXTRA Entries: Download the free coloring pages on the contest page and share a photo of your child’s drawing on their coloring page with the hashtag #ColorAndExplore on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook! You can also upload the drawing to the photo gallery on the contest page.

*Social media posts must be public for them to be counted as an extra entry.

What an exciting contest! Don’t forget to check out the books, National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs. Retailing at $19.99 in paperback and $29.99 in hardcover. Personalize these books with your child’s name, photo, and an encouraging dedication message to create a memorable keepsake. Be sure to enter the Little Explorer Drawing Contest and get in those extra entries on social media using the hashtag #ColorAndExplore! Feel free to also tag First Time Mom so we can see your kiddos’ creations. Good luck!

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