The Challenge Weekend

 7pm (BST) 27th Aug - 7pm (BST) 29th Aug 2021


The Prompts!

We have changed things up this year so make sure you read though all the info! 

The Details 2021


  • You must register to take part in the Challenge before it starts, see registration page. 
  • The Challenge is FREE to take part in! we are operating on donations only so that anyone from any where can take part in the Challenge.
  • If you are able we suggest a £5 donation per participant/viewer. Donate more, fantastic, donate less, also great, cant afford it, no worries, we have all been there and we want you here!
  • The Challenge will begin at 7pm (BST) on Friday the 27th Aug 2021.
  • At 7pm on Friday the 27th Aug 2021. We will announce the three Challenge prompts (ACTION, ITEM, THEME), you MUST include these prompts in your film. 
  • The timer is set and you then have 48 hours to devise, make, film, edit, score and submit your puppet film. 
  • The Submission deadline is 7pm (BST) on Sunday 29th Aug 2021. 
  • If you submit you film late it will NOT be eligible for judging and awards (see FAQ)
  • The submissions are then reviewed and the judges will pick the winners.
  • All films entered will be featured In our Online Film Festival Screening, ending with the Finale where winners will be announced. 
  • Finale - 12th of September 7pm (BST), see Screening for more info.

Awards and Prizes!

First Place


Second Place


Third Place



The Top Ten

Associate Artist Membership to Puppet Place


The Puppetry Award

The Puppetry award goes to the film that our judges would like to recognize for its excellent puppetry skills. 

The winner will receive a custom made medal created by Chris Pirie from Green Ginger.


Best of ‘Under 15s’

An original puppet made by the House of Funny Noises.


Best of ‘16 to 21’

A 30 minute Zoom mentor session discussing your film and puppetry with

Chris Pirie From Green Ginger. 


Best of Bristol

We want to highlight one of the films entered by a Bristol local. Do you live in a BS postcode? Then you are eligible to win Best of Bristol!


The Best of Bristol prize pack includes 

- A family pass to We the Curious 

- A medal/trophy custom made by Chris Pirie from Green Ginger 

- A personal tour of Puppet Place by one of our Resident Artists

- A mini sculpture by Puppet Place Resident Artist Max Dorey

- Supporters Plus Card for Children's Scrapstore and a basket of scrap. 


Honourable Mentions

Associate Artist Membership to Puppet Place


Audiences Choice Award

Associate Artist Membership to Puppet Place


Participant Choice Award

Associate Artist Membership to Puppet Place




Good Luck Puppet People!