Trix Swirls Creative Kid Contest – Get those cameras rolling!

by Stacey

I’ve been patiently waiting for today! Today is the day that we are officially accepting the video entries for the Trix Swirls Creative Kid Contest!!!

A few weeks ago 100 of you signed up to receive a free box of the new Trix Swirls cereal, as well as a chance to win $1000 from Trix!!!

Hopefully you have received your complimentary box of Trix Swirls and have had a chance to enjoy it with your kids! If you have not received your sample yet, don’t worry, it is on it’s way and you still have time to enter the contest!

Here comes the fun part! Time to turn on those video cameras and ask your kids:

“How did those fruity colors get swirled together?”

We’re looking for creative answers so let your child’s imagination run wild!

Here are few quick guidelines as you begin filming those creative answers:

    1) Make sure you show your box of Trix Swirls in your video. Simply have your kid(s) holding the box or have the box sitting on the table.
    2) Keep your video under 1:30. We have lots of videos to watch and, although we love watching your cute kids, we do need to sleep!
    3) When uploading your video to YouTube make sure you include the tag “Trix Swirls Creative Kid Contest”.
    4) After your video has been uploaded to YouTube, come back to this post and leave us a comment with a link to your video.

Now, step away from the computer, dust off that video camera, and get creative! We will be accepting video entries until August 10th. Remember, leave a comment on this post with a link to your video entry. We will be announcing our 10 lucky finalists on Thursday, August 13.

Remember, you are entering to win one of these amazing prizes, so get creative!

Grand Prize: One winner (the finalist with the largest number of votes) will receive $1000 to use towards classes and/or education material for the child(ren). YES, I did just say $1000!!!

Secondary Prize: One winner will receive $300 to use towards classes and/or educational material for the child(ren)

The videos will be judged by our 5 Minutes for Mom team and the finalists will be chosen based on Creativity (50%) and Entertainment (50%).

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to hear what your kids come up with!!!

Once again, we are so thankful to Trix Swirls for sponsoring this contest and providing the amazing prizes!!!

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents. Please take a moment to review the Terms and Conditions for 5 Minutes for Mom. Also, by submitting your video to YouTube and entering the Trix Swirls Creative Kid Video Contest, you are granting 5 Minutes for Mom, Trix®, and General Mills permission to link and/or embed your video in other locations. Finalists and Winners must be prepared to provide their video file (.mov, .avi or .wmv) to the brand if they are selected.

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Stacey is a chocolate addict! Especially dark chocolate!!! When she's not indulging in chocolate, she tries to parent her two very energetic girls and their even more energetic Boxer. She loves writing, spending time with her husband, watching Jeopardy!, and checking out the latest in tech and gadgets. In the time when she's not doing all of that stuff, she is plotting world domination and trying to convince her husband that they need to move somewhere warmer!

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1 Jessica August 5, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Lol, I received this in the mail last week and couldn’t figure out WHY I had been sent a random box of Trix!!
It’s been sitting, unopened, in my pantry waiting til I remembered!!
(There was no note with the box of Trix saying what it was for).

I’ll get the video done soon, thanks for hosting this! :)


2 brandy August 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm

i’ve been waiting paitiently for this
here is my video, made 5 minutes ago!


3 Jessica August 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Hi 5 Minutes for Moms, please find below a link to our submission, please let me know if we need to resubmit since we went based on the July 27th notice to upload.
Thank you!


4 Amanda August 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm

That was so much fun! Samantha cracked me up with her answer


5 Bess August 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Oh, good! I was worried because I received my box last Friday (7/31) and thought I got it too late! :) Now I can work on this! Woo hoo!


6 Dezi Allen August 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Here’s ours. He was ended it like a goof, but didn’t want to re-record cause then it would seem rehearsed. Thanks for the cereal and the chance!


7 Bess August 7, 2009 at 4:57 pm
8 Sally Sansom August 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Here are Megan, Madison, and Mason showing us how Trix Swirls are created.


9 Sally Sansom August 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Here is a link for the Sansom kids showing you how the Trix Swirls came to be!



10 Noreen August 10, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I have two videos and I finlly got them uploaded and I can’t pick which one is better
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe:

I flubbed my line in the other, though Princess G is so cute in it.


11 Kristie August 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I couldn’t actually get Morgan to come up with an answer, but I thought I’d enter anyway. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)


12 alliek August 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Here is my video .. the kids LOVED the new Trix Swirls and would really LOVE to have the opportunity to take some classes… Sophia told me today that it is her “DREAM” to take dance & singing lessons so she can be a STAR. Thanks for checking out my video and thank you for letting the kids try out the new Trix Swirls cereal. (P.S. Vinny LOVES green peppers)


13 Melissa August 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I already made the video beforehand so its a bit more than the 1:30 minutes. I’m going to enter it anyhow if that’s okay. The star of the show is my 2 year old nephew who actually would rather eat the Trix then explain anything. So here it is.


14 Keonte' from Mommy 2K August 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Here’s my video (I wish the quality was a little better). My son’s answer to the question is:

“A big rock smashed into Trix Land and it was a big explosion of color.”

Mariah just said they were GOOD and YUMMY! I concur.

This was so much fun. I enjoyed the Trix too.


15 Jean M. August 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Here’s our entry. The kids had a blast coming up with this. I think we have a future news reporter on our hands.


16 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls August 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Hannah’s answer was very detailed – and Abby’s was simple but descriptive. We had fun filming this! Not to mention eating the cereal, lol. :)

Here’s the link to our video:

Thanks for the opportunity!


17 Cynthia Mercado August 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Here is the answer my son and his nieces came up with. Kaylee especially LOVED them!!!! Isaiah was wishing that there were more cereals that tasted as good as the Trix without all the red dyes that he’s allergic to… but the green and yellow ones he LOVED.


18 Cynthia Mercado August 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm
19 Milcah August 17, 2009 at 12:18 am

Thanks for this fun contest. I requested my free box, but never received it so I went out and bought a box. My entry is here:


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