Sketches from the 2nd Soft Toys Drawing Competition
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Competition 2015
Children from around the world have created a new collection for the new IKEA Good Cause Campaign focusing on children’s rights to play and develop.
Here they are!
The winners of the 2nd Drawing Competition 2015
For the second year in a row, we invited children to design a special limited soft toys collection. In countries all around the world children made up the most fantastic creatures. In total over 52,000 drawings was part of the drawing competition. Out of all the wonderful contributions the jury has now settled on ten winners aged from 4 to 9 years of age.
The winning designs are every bit as fun and imaginative as you would expect. Among the 10 winners we find a warm and happy soft toy sun, a red “wannabe-scary” monster, a round and cuddly pink “punk-horse”, and lots more.
Three winners in the Soft Toys Drawing Competition. A blue dog, a pink punk horse and a green three leg frog.
Miro, 7 years old
Finland
Naurazka Salsabila, 9 years old
Indonesia
Maïa, 6 years
France
A white frame with a child’s drawing of a blue dog.A white frame with a child’s drawing of a smiling yellow sun.
Three winners in the Soft Toys Drawing Competition. A chicken and the red monster
Salma, 8 years old
Egypt
“The great look of surprise, the three legs, nose and tail makes it just the right kind of crazy that goes right to the heart”
- Bodil Fritjofsson, product developer
Children´s IKEA, IKEA of Sweden
Chutirada, 5 years
Thailand
Three winners in the Soft Toys Drawing Competition. A pink bird, a dinosaur-horse and the twin-bird-snake
Amina, 6 years old
Spain
Lukáš, 6 years old
Czech Republic
Yik To, 7 years old
Hong Kong
A white frame with a child's drawing of a pink and blue bird.A white frame with a child's drawing of a multicoloured bird with two heads.
Irmak, 5 years old
Turkey
Léonard, 6 years old
Canada
A white frame with a child’s drawing of an orange and brown lion.A white frame with a child’s drawing of a smiling yellow sun.
Image of Bodil Fritjofsson holding a SAGOSKATT bird from the last years drawing competition
Bodil Fritjofsson is holding a SAGOSKATT bird from the last years drawing competition
About the ten winners
Bodil Fritjofsson, product developer in Children’s IKEA, comments on the ten final drawings: “There are so many creators out there. The world will not lack potential future artists and designers, some of the drawings are real pieces of art. The event creates opportunities for children to be creative and get to draw their dream toy and that opens up their fantasy, which really shows in the art.”
The selection criteria are that it is never seen before, that they are really sprung from a child’s fantasy and have unique expressions. We received thousands of wonderful contributions from all around the world. “The amount is overwhelming! The creativity is universal, and children in all countries seem to be inspired by the similar things; dinosaurs, birds and monsters.
The personalities are really strong with their winking eyes, feet that goes in both directions and wonderful combos of features. They really draw from their own head and don’t copy from something.”
The chosen drawings will now go on to become a special limited soft toy collection, launched in IKEA stores worldwide as part of the new IKEA Good Cause Campaign focusing on children’s rights to play and develop. For every toy sold from November 20 to December 24, 2016, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1 to support children’s rights to play and develop in the world.
SOFT TOYS FOR EDUCATION
Kids Designing for a Good Cause
What happens when a child designs an IKEA product? How do you turn it from a drawing into reality? Come along as our ten winning drawings take the leap from imagination to IKEA stores, and into homes all over the world. We will visit the designers, the specialists and the producers. As we go, you will get a detailed look into the many steps, the safety measures and precautions – as well as the playfulness – that are involved in the making an IKEA soft toy.
Soft Toys for Education winning drawing of SAGOSKATT cyclop.
I think they will like its happy color, the fact that it’s soft, its long nose and toes.
Soft Toys for Education winning drawing of SAGOSKATT bird.Soft Toys for Education winning drawing of SAGOSKATT lizard.
-Stella, Cypres
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Children will like to use it as a pillow and cuddle with the ears.
Soft Toys for Education winning drawing of SAGOSKATT mouse.Soft Toys for Education winning drawing of SAGOSKATT dinosaur.
- Maja & John, Norway
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I can imagine that many kids will love this ‘cuddly monster’. The toy is very likeable, you want to touch it and play with its hands.
– Koen, Netherlands
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