Sutherland Shire Kids' Joke Competition

Calling all jokesters! If you can’t get enough of the sweets and treats these school holidays, then this is the perfect competition for you. We’ve partnered with Shire Sweets and Gifts to create the Grace Studios Joke Competition. 


Over the January school holidays we invite ALL children in the Sutherland Shire (under the age of 18) to submit their best performance of their favourite joke. 


At the end of the competition, the owner of Shire Sweets and Gifts will review the submissions and select one very lucky winner to receive some AWESOME prizes. 



The winner will get to go to the Shire Sweets and Gifts store in Engadine to receive a delectable basket of treats. 


Along with all the best lollies to devour, the winner will receive a $100 gift voucher to spend on Speech, Drama or Musical Theatre coaching at Grace Studios.

So what are you waiting for?

Here’s how you can enter:

You have one minute to get us laughing! Simply select a joke, learn it, practise saying it for family and friends, video record your performance of the joke on any smart device and send it to us via WeTransfer (we'll tell you how - it's easy!).


When you’re done, complete the form on this page and share your video link.

Important dates


We will accept joke entries via the submission form on this page from 28 December 2020 until 28 February 2021. No entries sent after the deadline will be reviewed. 


The winner will be contacted and announced on the Grace Studios Facebook Page on 13 March 2021.


Rules to consider if you want to be the winner


  1. Any child under the age of 18 living in the Sutherland Shire can participate in this competition. This opportunity is not only for students at Grace Studios, but for all children looking for a way to have fun this school holiday. 

  2. Jokes should be age appropriate and should not include any swear words. 

  3. Submissions should not exceed one minute. 

  4. One submission ONLY per child. 

  5. The winner is decided by the Studio’s nominated judge and all decisions are final. The winner of the competition will be contacted via the provided email and/or number to arrange collection of their prize. 

  6. The winner will have one week to collect their prize and in the event that a winner is uncontactable, the prize will be forfeited to second place. 

  7. All entrants must apply via the form on this page. Any entries received other than specified will be disqualified.

  8. By entering into this competition, you give us permission to share the submitted video materials along with the child’s first name on Grace Studios’ social media channels and website. No other information about the child other than their first name and video will be shared. All information submitted via this website is kept strictly confidential and is protected by the studio’s privacy policies and technologies. 


How to submit your entry

1. Send your video to us on WeTransfer:

2. Click 'add your files' to upload your video.

3. In the 'email to' field type:

4. Don't forget to put your own email in the second section.

5. In the message box, write the parent's and child's full names so we can identify your joke entry.

6. Complete the form below and you're done! 

Joke Competition Entry Form
Note, you must also WeTransfer your joke video along with this form  

Mother and daughter team– now that's sweet!

Supporting our Community

When we arrive at our Engadine studio (now one of many)  to teach classes in the afternoons, there is always a large congregation of children waiting for us. As teachers, we can't help but notice that everyone is always busy chomping away on whatever delicious treat they've managed to pick out from our local Shire Sweet Shop before making their way to their lesson. For many children, these treats may be the only thing they love more than performing. So, we decided that if you can't beat them, join them! 

Anna Grace, our studio director is known for her love of Nerds, Gobstoppers and all things Wonka. It is no secret that she also frequents the lolly shop. Naturally, it wasn't long until a partnership was born! Thank you to the amazing Shire Sweets and Gifts Store for sponsoring this delicious hamper of prizes for our lucky winner to share with their family and friends. 

We hope this competition provides a fun activity to keep the kids of the Sutherland Shire busy this school holidays, and we are so thankful and proud to collaborate with another local, women led business. 

Anna Grace checking out the prize (let's hope she doesn't eat it!).

How to

Think about how you use your voice, face and body language to communicate with your audience. Try changing your tone to convey mood and meaning. Consider pausing, pitch, pace, volume and intonation.

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Make sure you are easy to understand. Rushing your joke, mumbling, or laughing before your audience has a chance to, could really impact the end result. Be sure to check your video to make sure the camera is steady, and the sound and picture are clear.


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Choose a joke that you find funny. Think about what makes it funny, and what type of joke it is. Is it fast paced? Do you need to build suspense? Will you have a long pause? How will you signal the punch-line to your audience? Have fun!


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