Number Heroes competition returns with £6,000 worth of prizes for schools
27 Mar 2023
National Numeracy is delighted to invite children across the country to get involved in the Number Heroes competition for National Numeracy Day 2023.
There are six prize bundles for schools or youth groups to be won, worth £1,000 each.
Win one of six prize packs worth at least £1,000 each!
Children from nurseries, primary and secondary schools, homeschoolers and youth groups can get involved and win one of six £50 gift tokens and certificates for themselves plus a fantastic numeracy prize packs worth at least £1,000 each for the school or setting of their choice. There will also be three runners-up prizes in each category.
The categories for entry are:
- Pre-School: Open to all pre-school age children
- Primary A: England/Wales R, Y1, Y2 | Ireland Y1, Y2, Y3 | Scotland P1, P2, P3
- Primary B: England/Wales Y3, Y4 | Ireland Y4, Y5 | Scotland P4, P5
- Primary C: England/Wales Y5, Y6 | Ireland Y6, Y7 | Scotland P6, P7
- Secondary A: England/Wales Y7, Y8 | Ireland Y8, Y9 | Scotland S1, S2
- SEND/EHCP: Open to all children and young people in receipt of SEN support or an EHCP (education, health and care plan). All children are welcome to enter their relevant age category, but those in receipt of SEN support or an EHCP can instead choose to enter this category. The prize pack for the SEND/EHCP category is suitable for a variety of ages and levels, and includes a voucher for the recipient to use on resources of their choice.
Each prize pack contains all the games, books and resources you need to get everyone in your community feeling like a Number Hero! The prize packs are provided by National Numeracy, Black & White Publishing, KPMG, Numberblocks, Numbots, Oxford University Press, Times Tables Rock Stars and White Rose Maths.
How will children use numbers in their lives?
We want to encourage children to let their imaginations run wild when it comes to numbers!
To enter the competition, children can create a picture of how they will use numbers in their dream job or hobby when they grow up.
Maybe they would love to do a cool job like a vet, teacher, engineer or footballer? Or do they dream of spending their days dancing, baking or saving the planet?
Bobby Seagull is our Number Heroes competition judge
The winners will be selected by our celebrity Ambassador Bobby Seagull, maths teacher and star of TV shows including Celebrity Hunted on Channel 4 and BBC2 series Pilgrimage.
“From measuring a free kick at football to measuring medicines as a doctor, every hobby or career children can imagine has numbers in it,” said Bobby. “Our kids can all be Number Heroes, and I can’t wait to see what fantastic ideas they come up with for our National Numeracy Day competition!”
Sign up to take part in the Number Heroes competition
Children can take part at home or through their nursery, school, youth group or organisation, and must be aged between 3 and 13 and a UK resident.
The closing date for entering your pictures is midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2023. We can’t wait to see your creative and colourful entries!
Sign up now to take part in the competition. You will also get a packed digital toolkit full of free, fun activities and resources to inspire number positivity.
Everyone can get involved with National Numeracy Day
You don't have to be at school to get involved with National Numeracy Day. We have heaps of free helpful resources for adults too.
Individuals, workplaces, organisations or community groups sign up to receive a free digital toolkit bursting with ideas and resources to help you join in on 17 May.
National Numeracy Day is run by independent charity National Numeracy with Founding Supporter KPMG and a group of pioneering organisations who are dedicated to improving the nation’s numeracy confidence and skills.
Terms and conditions
By taking part in the Number Heroes competition, you agree to all of the following Terms and Conditions:
- The competition is open to children aged between 3 and 13, and children and young people in receipt of SEN support or an EHCP (education, health and care plan) in the UK only.
- Children can take part at home or through their nursery, school, community/youth group or organisation.
- Entries should be submitted by an adult on behalf of the entrant via our online entry form.
- The first name, last name initial, and age of the participant must be visible on each entry so that we can identify the winning child (there is a dedicated space for this on the Number Heroes sheet).
- Only one entry can be submitted for each child. If entrants submit more than one entry, we will judge the first entry received and disregard the others.
- Entries must be submitted into the correct category.
The categories for entry are:
Pre-School: Open to all pre-school age children
Primary A: England/Wales R, Y1, Y2 | Ireland Y1, Y2, Y3 | Scotland P1, P2, P3
Primary B: England/Wales Y3, Y4 | Ireland Y4, Y5 | Scotland P4, P5
Primary C: England/Wales Y5, Y6 | Ireland Y6, Y7 | Scotland P6, P7
Secondary A: England/Wales Y7, Y8 | Ireland Y8, Y9 | Scotland S1, S2
SEND/EHCP: Open to all children and young people in receipt of SEN support or an EHCP (education, health and care plan). All children are welcome to enter their relevant age category, but those in receipt of SEN support or an EHCP can instead choose to enter this category. The prize pack for the SEND/EHCP category is suitable for a variety of ages and levels, and includes a voucher for the recipient to use on resources of their choice.
- Entries for up to 100 children in the same category can be submitted at the same time, via the online entry form.
- Entries need to include clear and legible images of the child's picture which can be completed on a printed-out Number Heroes Sheet or your own paper.
- The entry must be the entrant's own original work and not defame nor breach any copyright or contain anything that could be deemed offensive.
- By submitting your entry/entries you agree to allow National Numeracy to post them on social media to promote the competition and National Numeracy Day. This may display their first name, last initial and age. We will never post the location or school organisation that the child attends without seeking permission first.
- One winner and three runners up for each category will be selected by National Numeracy staff and our celebrity ambassador Bobby Seagull. This decision is final and non-negotiable.
- The adults who submitted a winning child’s entry will be contacted before 23 June 2023 using the contact details shared with us through the entry form. If they do not respond within 7 days National Numeracy reserves the right to choose a new winner on the 8th day.
- The adult submitting on behalf of the entrant assumes responsibility for receiving the prize worth £50 on behalf of the entrant and also for nominating a nursery, school, community/youth group or organisation to receive the prize pack worth over £1000.
- The nominated organisation will be contacted directly by National Numeracy using the contact details submitted for them at the time of entry.
- Closing date is 23:59 31 May 2023.
- Winners' grown-ups will be contacted on or before 23 June 2023.
- Runners up will be contacted on or before 5 July 2023.
- This competition is not open to any National Numeracy employees, Bobby Seagull or their children.
- Any data collected as part of this competition will only be used for the purposes of running the competition or to gather information on participation in the competition in an optional follow-up survey.
- We will ask for an address in order for National Numeracy to fulfil the prize. This data will not be used for any purpose other than fulfilment.
- National Numeracy will not enter into any correspondence to change their decision on prize winners.
- Prizes are subject to availability and no cash alternative for any prizes will be offered.
- We would like to share news about the winning entry. We will share the runners-up and the winners’ entries on our social media, website and impact reporting. By entering this competition you are agreeing to have the name and age of the child entrant, their winning entry and their school/organisation/group name used in this way.