Adora Friends Doll Giveaway

adore friends dollAdora Dolls, based in California, has been designing and producing handmade dolls and accessories for young children for 20 years. A few years ago I created a video at the Adora dolls booth at Toy Fair, which you can view below.

When I was at Toy Fair just a few weeks ago this year, I learned about their Designed by Kids for Kids program. Recently there has been a lot of discussion on-line about dolls and the lack of ethnic diversity when purchasing them, despite hefty price tags between $75-$100. A huge trend at Toy Fair this year also related to personalization, giving the chance for children to input their own creativity, frequently through accessorizing.

This contest sponsored by Adora dolls allows young children the opportunity to submit their personal designs and work with a doll designer to have a vested interest and creative control in real process of designing and distributing a fashion doll.

Last year’s winner, an 8-year-old girl named Kayla, entered the contest. Her designs were chosen and in just a few months, her doll Lola will be available for purchase. A special edition outfit can be purchased that was designed by Kayla for Lola that includes a panda themed fleece, pink knit top and black and white leggings.

Adora Friends Doll LolaAdora Dolls is currently taking submissions for this year’s contest. The top 10 entries will be selected by the Adora Dolls Design Committee and posted on the Adora Dolls Facebook page for Voting (i.e. “LIKES”). “Voting” will take place from 4/1/14 through 4/30/13. The fashion design with the most “LIKES” will be produced in the 2015 Adora Doll collection and a donation will be made in the winning entry to the charity of their choice.

Participants are asked to email the Adora Design Committee at with the following information by 3/31/14.

Contact Email:
Description of your Design (200 words or less):
Inspiration of your Design (200 words or less):
6 photos of your design concept or idea:
Your favorite Charity for the donation:

To help promote the contest, Adora dolls will provide one winner from with an 18 inch Adora Friends doll of their choosing. For those of you who are inspired to enter the contest, you can secure extra entries in the giveaway for encouraging and helping a child to enter.  Please note that if the winner of the giveaway chooses Lola, the doll will not be available until the end of March 2014. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here:a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here’s a video from a few years ago that highlights some of the beautiful Adora dolls.

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  1. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Since it would be my grandchildren, not sure but am going to ask my son and daughter both if my granddaughters would like to do this. I think my twin granddaughters who are 10 would enjoy entering

  2. My daughters would love to enter the design contest!

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Will Recommend That My Nieces Enter The Designed By Kids For Kids Contest, It Would Be A Great Experience For Them!

  4. Debbie Jackson says:

    Yes we plan to enter.

  5. No,we probably won’t enter.
    My daughter would love the doll though.

  6. I’m sure my girls would love to enter

  7. I am thinking my granddaughter would like to enter!

  8. Georgia Beckman says:

    I’m sure they will. We’ve got 8 granddaughters & 6 of them are big enough to do this so I’m going to tell them about the contest.

  9. I am not sure but they probably will enter!

  10. Rachel Cartucci says:

    I think my niece will want to so YES!

  11. Mary Dailey says:

    Not sure if my granddaughter Chloe will enter, but I will ask her.

  12. Definitely sounds like something my daughter would enjoy doing. I will have to let her know about it

  13. Dawn Monroe says:

    My oldest granddaughter is very creative so maybe I will have her parents enter her.

  14. My daughter is too young to enter, but I will definitely tell my nieces about it:)

  15. I don’t think my daughter will enter this contest.

  16. Darlene Owen says:

    No my granddaughter is only 2 .

  17. This sounds like a cute contest! I might enter! I’ve never heard of it before! Thanks for the info!!

  18. Vicki Wurgler says:

    this would be for my granddaughter I,m not sure if she would enter

  19. amy stonger says:

    No, my child won’t enter this year. She is only two.

  20. My daughter is a little too young to enter yet.

  21. No, she won’t be entering the kids contest; my great niece is only one and half so she’s not drawing yet :)

  22. no because this would be for my granddaughter

  23. I think Isabelle is a bit young to enter now but maybe in years to come!

  24. Jenn McClearn says:

    my daughter is a little young to enter :(

  25. Taylor Closet says:

    Yes we are going to enter :)

  26. j gentry says:

    My granddaughter is too young to enter but perhaps in the next few years. She is very artistic and loves dolls already!

  27. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I think my niece would enter!

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