CBBC is to mark 50 years of Doctor Who by launching a competition for viewers of Blue Peter to design a sonic device to be seen in the science fiction drama.
The competition, which will be launched on the Doctor Who: Blue Peter Special on Thursday November 21st, is a must-see for all young ‘who’ fans. Viewers aged between six and 15 will be asked to design a new sonic device for either Sontaran Commander Strax, Madame Vastra or Jenny Flint and the winning gadgets will feature in the iconic science fiction series next year.
There will be three eligible age categories for the competition – six to eight years, nine to 11 years and 12 to 15 years.
All entries will be considered by a panel of expert judges from CBBC, Blue Peter and Doctor Who.
Winners will be announced as part of Blue Peter’s Christmas Show on 19 December. The designer of the winning device will be invited to Cardiff to see their gadget being used on the Doctor Who set, with three runners up each receiving a special framed picture including their competition entry and a signed picture of the actor they designed their device for.
Blue Peter and Doctor Who have collaborated many times over the history of both series and we felt that the 50th anniversary was a great opportunity to celebrate that and give our young viewers the chance to use their imagination and really get involved in the show. We can’t wait to see what great ideas they come up with for the new devices and to see them in action on the Doctor Who set. – Ewan Vinnicombe, editor of Blue Peter
In addition to the exclusive competition, Blue Peter will also be broadcasting two live episodes dedicated to the science fiction drama in November.