Message on a Bottle Competition 

Written by Tom Rowley

Send a message on a bottle to save our oceans 

We’ve received the last entries for our Message on a Bottle competition – for 7 to 11-year-olds to design the front of our new glass milk bottles. Entries are now closed. But we want their artwork to send a message to parents and policymakers about the plastic waste that’s destroying our oceans. We also want to help ease kids’ environmental fears by offering positive ways to make a difference. So, we’re running a series of KS2 lesson plans for primary school teachers to help children cope with eco-anxiety. 

👉 What is eco-anxiety? 

👉 KS2 lesson plans

Help us shortlist the best artwork
Thanks to everyone who took part in our Message on a Bottle competition. It’s been incredible, but entries have now closed, and it’s time to pick a winner! And we need your help shortlisting the artwork to pick our winner from. We can’t wait to see the winning design on our milk bottles and on your doorsteps. But which one will it be? 

Vote now  

  • • Click ‘Submissions’ below 
  • • Select your favourite artwork 
  • • Click ‘Vote’ button 

Submissions and voting here:


For full Terms and Conditions, please click here 👉 Message on a Bottle Terms and Conditions

Thanks for voting! 

We’ll keep you posted on the results. If you’re not part of our milkround, you can sign up to receive emails about our competition. We’re also offering new customers a whopping 50% off your first week’s orders with code: MOB50 

👉 Join our milkround today

We’ll announce a winner on 20th August 
You’re all winners in our eyes. But there can only be one design for our new milk bottles. So, we’ll announce the winner on 20th August and deliver the finished bottle in person once it’s been printed. The winning design will then feature on returnable glass bottles nationwide. Very exciting! 

Free art pack – still available!
You can still download our competition starter pack below, which features a colouring-in pack (for inspiration) and a milk bottle design template. Entries have now closed, but your kids can still have fun drawing.

Look how much plastic we've saved!


Plastic bottles saved and counting


Wheelie bins of plastic saved from landfill

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