Mug design deadline extended

We’ve had some fab entries for our 80th anniversary mug competition and have extended the deadline, so there’s still time to get your submission in!

We’re encouraging our young supporters to design a unique picture for a celebratory mug that we can make into a limited edition zoovenir to sell in the Safari Shop as part of our anniversary merchandise range.

Children aged 15 and under now have until FRIDAY, APRIL 14 to send us their entry.

Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, said: “We’ve been really impressed with the colourful entries so far.

“Our young visitors are coming up with some great ideas and it’s going to be hard to choose a winner, but there’s still time to enter if you haven’t already.”


  • Incorporate 80 into the design.
  • Use bold colours – they stand out better on mugs.
  • Try to make your design as simple as possible.
  • Avoid lots of text.
  • Keep your design inside the rectangle on the application form. 

Download and print an application form HERE or alternatively pick up a form from the zoo entrance or complete the application in the latest edition of ZooNooz. 

Entries need to be submitted by email to or handed into the zoo shop.

Good luck!