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Competitions on the FREE Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth App

Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth is in full swing. 40 large hand painted Elmers are dotted around the city and Mount Edgcumbe to fly the flag for St Luke’s with help from partners Wild in Art and Andersen Press.

With over 10 000 downloads and nearly 148 000 Elmer unlocks to date, the parade’s free smartphone app has certainly proved popular with families. As well as being your digital map, the app serves as a treasure trove of freebies, discounts and competition entries which you unlock as you explore.

Keep your camera close as you explore, there are lots of fantastic competitions from our sculpture sponsors and trail partners. We’e compiled a quick guide to all of the competition entries available to all app users, please remember to follow the directions on each reward’s description. Fingers crossed!

Mega competition from Presenting Partner – Stagecoach South West

Visitors will be in for a treat when they find “Clem & Crab” by Fiona Lumbers. Unlock our presenting partner’s Elmer and follow the directions on the app to be in with a chance to win a family City Break in Plymouth. Complete with an overnight stay & breakfast in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, family entry to National Marine Aquarium and vouchers for meals or shopping in Drake Circus. What a brilliant treat!

Weekly Bundles of Fun  

Head to Tinside Lido and unlock “Snorkelly” by Megan Evans. Write down the code and follow the link on your reward screen to enter a weekly Bundle of Fun draw with Radio Plymouth – Snorkelly’s sponsors. Each week there are lots of family attraction tickets and vouchers up for grabs.

Give something back

Bishop Fleming, sponsors of “Sit Among Flowers” Elmer by Sally Adams are donating £1 to St Luke’s for each photo with their Elmer when posted using #BF100 to their Twitter and Instagram – Plymouth Bishop Fleming . Capped to the first 500 photos. Each week, they’ll select their favourite photo and the winner will receive an Elmer related prize.

Elmer Giveaways

Weekly giveaways with One Less Worry – sponsors of “Umbrelliephant” by Jenny Leonard. Elmer related prizes to be won for best photos with “Umbrelliephant” – find him on your way to Plymouth Hoe, near the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Sail Away to France

Sail away to France with Brittany Ferries, courtesy of Associated British Ports, sponsors of “Hipsta Saila” by Lee Jackson. Fantastic competition entry to win a trip to France on a date of your choice between 18th September and 1st November. Take your best hipsta selfies with this Elmer, unlock him on the app and email your entries to the address shown on your reward screen.

Private Tour of The Box and an Amazon Voucher

Win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a private guided tour of The Box with Willmott Dixon – the construction team behind this highly anticipated development and sponsors of “Mammoth Mariner – Sir Francis Drake” by Donna Newman.

Holiday Voucher

Wolferstans are offering a £200 booking . com voucher for the best selfie with their Elmer – “Ellie-Mentary” by Mik Richarson,

Dazzling reward from Michael Spiers 

Win a £1000 gift card to spend with sponsor Michael Spiers Jewellery and Watches for the best photo with their “Henna Phant” by Katie Hodgetts.

Family Meal Voucher

PKF Francis Clark – sponsors of “Elmer Comes to Plymouth” by Brian Pollard, kindly offered a £100 restaurant voucher to be won in their photo competition. Grab your camera and towards Theatre Royal to find this “all things Plymouth” Elmer.

Bag a Samsung Blu Ray Player or a £2000 Antifoul System

Unlock Meadow of Dreams by Rachel Blackwell, sponsored by Aquamare and follow the app direction for your chance to win a Blue Ray player. Sailors and boat owners can also enter a competition to win a £2000 Antifoul system.

Selfie Surprise

McClure Solicitors are offering prizes of £100, £50 & £35 for the best selfies with their Elemer – Elephant’s Dream by Arth Lawr. Find him queuing up for the next big gig at Plymouth Pavilions.


Download the Free Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth App for your iOS or Android and get exploring now. Simply search for Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth.

Image Credit: Aleks Khotlinovski Photography




Elmer's Big Parade Plymouth

Elmer's Big Parade Plymouth