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$250 Cash Prize To Design An At-Home Escape Room

Engage your kids the whole month long by making them Escape Room Designers using this super simple kit. The best game will win a $250 USD cash prize! (open to adults AND kids)

But that's not all! We're giving away over $350-worth of additional prizes! It's our biggest giveaway yet!

1: Download the Escape Room Master Class kit

2: Design your own 7-page escape room game

3: Submit your game and WIN BIG!!!

Here's How You'll Win $250 and TONS of Escape Room Goodies:

It's time for another friendly competition to ignite your kids' creativity! Even YouTube can't compete with "Hey kids, anyone feel like winning $250?"

To enter the competition:

  • Download our Escape Room Master Class kit. It includes templates and step-by-step guides that make crafting your own escape room kit EASY.

  • Craft a short and thrilling escape room game. Your game must be no longer than 7 pages. (But you can create a separate instructions document, if you want)

  • Submit your game and win epic prizes! The contest closes on Monday, the 4th of October. We'll unleash the escape goblins to playtest all of your games (they're super excited!), and announce the winner in October.

  • Your are welcome to submit multiple entries. Let your creativity run wild!

  • The competition is open to kids and adults alike. Let's make something epic!


Send us your escape room masterpiece:

The champion with the best game will win these fun prizes:

$250 of fun money!

The grand prize is a sum of $250, which will be paid into the winner's PayPal account anywhere in the world.

Online fame

We will post the winner's game online for other adventurers to play. In addition, we will interview the winner about how they made their game, and share their genius across our website and social media.

A Magical Title

You can join the order of the Escape Wizards. The winner will be entered as an honorary member, and be given a magical title that perfectly suits them.
(Just like Anna and Szilard, the Friendly Design-Wizards of Dragonfire!)

The champion with the best game will win these fun prizes:

2nd Prize overall: VIP Box

Best game,

made by under 10 yo: KID Box

Best game,

made by under 16 yo: KID Box

Best game,

made by over 16 yo: BIG Box

Plus, win spot-prizes every week until the 4th of October!

That's right! We're giving away a free escape room kit every week.

Just send us your game, and you'll be automatically entered into the draw to win.

(This means that if you submit your game early, you'll have a chance to win every single week. What are you waiting for?!)

Remember, You Need to Use the Master Class Kit

It's jam-packed with quick-start puzzle templates and step-by-step guides to help you craft your best possible game.

You can use the puzzle templates in your own escape room game, or you can just take it all as inspiration and craft something totally fresh. It's up to you!


This is Where the Fun Begins!

So, what are you waiting for? Download the Escape Room Master Class kit and let your kids become genius escape room overlords. Before long they'll be designing, puzzle-testing, playing, and chuckling their way to the grand prize!

Want to dive even deeper into your game design? No worries at all, you can check out our handy online guides for extra ideas and inspiration:

Remember to send in your kid's game by email or the form below for a chance to win $250.

We look forward to seeing your game very soon!

All the details and legal stuff for the contest

I know this is a games contest but our lawyers inform us that we need something official, so here goes:

  1. This competition is being run by Lock Paper Scissors Pty Ltd.

  2. The competition is open worldwide to all people under 170 years of age, inclusive. The final winner will be chosen as the 'best game for the age of the designers'.

  3. This competition is only eligible to those who have purchased the Escape Room Master Class Kit.

  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  5. Closing date for entry will be the 4th of October, 2021. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

  6. No responsibility is accepted by Lock Paper Scissors for entries not received, or received, for any reason.

  7. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    - Download the Escape Room Master Class Kit.
    - Create an escape room game using the Master Class kit, or starting from scratch.
    - The game must be a maximum of 7 pages long. (Entrants can submit a separate instructions document in addition to the 7-page maximum)
    - Submit the completed game using the Online form.
    - The completed game must be the works of a child under 17 years old.
    - A parent or guardian may submit their child's game and manage communications on behalf of their child.
    - The winner must be able to receive payments via PayPal.
    - The winner will be selected after the contest closes on the 30th September, and notified before the 24th October.

  8. All submissions will be considered the property of Lock Paper Scissors. Lock Paper Scissors reserves the right to modify and distribute all submissions, in addition to incorporating submissions into future marketing.

  9. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant's prior consent.

  10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter's control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

  11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

  12. The prize is as follows:
    - $250 USD to be paid in full to into a PayPal account.
    - The winner's game will be shared on the Lock Paper Scissors website and on social media.
    - The winner will have the option of being interviewed and their interview shared on the Lock Paper Scissors Website and social media channels.
    - The winner will receive a magical Escape Wizard title.
    - The second place winner will receive a VIP Box.
    - Best game under 8yo will receive a Kids Box.
    - Best game under 12yo will receive a Kids Box.
    - Best game under 17yo will receive a Big Box.

  13. The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.

  14. Winners will be chosen by the Lock Paper Scissors team after a review of all entries.

  15. The winner will be notified by email within 25 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

  16. Lock Paper Scissors will remain in contact with the winner to conduct the interview and select a magical title.

  17. The promoter's decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final.

  18. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

  20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Lock Paper Scissors and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at https://lockpaperscissors.co/privacy.

Copyright © 2023 Lock Paper Scissors Publishing.
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