The 'Dare to Do It - at Home' Competitions

Dick and Dorothy writing in a Notebook



Hello!

We all know the importance to having a project that excites us, it is good for the soul, and gives us something to look forward to. Here at The Chateau, we are busy enjoying family life and having the time to look after ourselves.

We are also taking the time to let our creative juices flow as we know having a project, or two, on the go keeps your grey cells active. With all this in mind we have decided to launch three, ‘Dare to Do It - at Home’, competitions.


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Win at night at The Chateau with our Wellbeing Competition! 

We know that it's important to look after ourselves, so we’ve been keeping really busy, having great fun with the children, working in our kitchen garden, and cooking lots.  We’re making a conscious effort to eat well, keep active and be creative.

The competition is very simple.  It’s your journey!

It may be that you've finally mastered your sun salutations by practicing yoga in your living room, or you’ve dug out your paints and easel and got creative with all the extra time at home. Maybe you’ve even challenged yourself to get through those DIY projects you've been meaning to start, that have niggled you for years…

We’re interested in understanding whatever skills you've developed, or transformations you've made to keep yourself well.  Tell us what you’ve done and how you’ve ensured your wellbeing, and that of your family, in these difficult times!

Submission

Please submit your stories to competitions@thechateau.tv and make sure to add: My Wellbeing Entry to the subject line, along with your full name. Photos are welcome but not compulsory to show what you've been doing.

  • All submissions will need to be received by the 28th August 2020.

  • The shortlist will be announced on the 4th September 2020.

  • Voting on the shortlist on  www.thechateau.tv will be open until midnight of 25th September 2020.

  • The winner will be announced on the 2nd October 2020.

The Prize

The prize is a night for 2 people at The Chateau, staying in our gorgeous Honeymoon Suite, with dinner hosted and cooked by us! All we ask is that you cover your travel to and from The Chateau.

Update - Brittany Ferries

If you are travelling from England, the lovely people at Brittany Ferries have kindly offered to help out by covering the cost of a return crossing from Portsmouth to St Malo for a car and two passengers, including a cabin. Valid for travel throughout 2021 only.

(full details in the T&C's here).


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Become a published author with our Literature Competition

We honestly believe everyone has at least one book inside them. If you are sat on the idea of the next greatest novel, you’ve started writing a book, or have already written one that you're just waiting to be put into print, then this is for you!

The two of us love taking the time out to read (and write!) a good book, and we're lucky enough to have written and released a fair few ourselves.  To make the book, The Chateau – Dare To Do It, that included all the many facets of our lives, come to fruition we started our own publishing company ‘The Chateau Publishing’ and it's this great team that will publish our winner.

By Christmas this year, you could be a published author.

All you have to do is send over your manuscripts (don't worry, there will be time for tweaking and editing) and we'll choose our 6 favourites for shortlisting. Then it'll be up to the public to decide the winner.  Cookbooks, children's books and a gardener’s journal are already in the works so these won't be considered, but that still leaves masses of scope from Novellas to Encyclopaedias…

Competition now closed

  • The shortlist will be announced on the 1st September 2020.

  • Voting on the shortlist on www.thechateau.tv  will be open until midnight 29th September  2020.

  • The winner will be announced on the 30th  September  2020.

The Prize

A published book, including design and formatting sold on our website, thechateau.tv. You will receive royalties for every book sold and The Chateau Publishing will match the value of royalties received and donate this to a charity of your choosing (full details in the T&C's here).


Competition now closed

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Become a paid artist and see your work on our Christmas Card  range

In this competition we want to see your artistic flair in the form of a Chateau Christmas card… any style goes, but it should have an element of the Chateau included in it.

Submission

Please submit your creation, which is to be 148mm x 148mm, to competitions@thechateau.tv and make sure to add: My Christmas Card Entry to the subject line, along with your full name.

  • All submissions will need to be received by the 14th August 2020.

  • The shortlist will be announced on the 28th August.

  • Voting on the shortlist on www.thechateau.tv  until the 25th September 2020.

  • The winner will be announced on the 28th September 2020.  

We will shortlist our favourite 24, then it'll be up to you to decide the winners by voting for the designs you'd like to send to your nearest and dearest later this year. The cards will be sold in multipacks, so there will be up to 6 winners for this competition! 

The Prize

The winners will have their designs sold on our website, thechateau.tv. You will receive  royalties for every box of cards sold and The Chateau Publishing will match the value of royalties received and donate this to a charity of your choosing (full details in the T&C’s here).


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Good Luck!
Love Dick, Angel, Arthur, Dorothy & Petale

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All applicants for these competitions must be over the age of 18, however we’re happy for you to submit an entry on behalf of your little ones! We know this is something Arthur and Dorothy would love to enter, and you may be looking for some new ideas to keep them occupied.