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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Prang Challenge

Have you heard of the Prang Challenge? In conjunction with The Mailbox, Prang is challenging teachers to compare their markers to that of the leading brand. They had a giveaway for teachers wanting to test their markers. They chose winners each week and asked them to create a short video of themselves comparing the two brands of markers.

I registered.
Thought nothing of it.
Got a phone call at work from a strange area code.
Didn't answer.
Listened to a voicemail telling me I was a winner and to check my e-mail.
I thought, "Yeah, right!"
Checked my e-mail.
There it was.


The next day they sent me two packs of markers to compare and a FlipCam (to keep!) to record my tests.
I sent my video back and a few days later a HUGE box of fun came to school.
Here is what was inside:

Class Pack of Prang Markers

Class Pack of Prang Crayons
Class Pack of Watercolor Paint (the best watercolors ever!)
Two 30-packs of Ticonderoga Pencils (also the best pencils ever!)
Class Pack of Lyra Grooved Slim Colored Pencils
In the original box was:

Flip Mino HD
Pack of Crayola Markers (for the comparison)

Pack of Prang Markers (for the comparison)

The website says that the prize pack is valued at $502.22!
I was practically drooling when I opened up all of these splendiferous art supplies.

My video hasn't been posted as of today but here is a link to past videos so you can see what we all discovered when we compared the brands. You will be amazed! Make sure to watch mine to see what happened when I left the caps off of both types of markers for 24 hours.


  1. That is great! I am your newest follower:) Come visit me...

  2. I LOVE the prang watercolours! and the markers are great too. I'm not so sure about the crayons though. How do you like the coloured pencils? I order my coloured pencils through my school board, so I don't have much choice.... but the crayola ones are awful! I'm in Canada and my favourite coloured pencils are "Laurentian".... but I'm looking for an inexpensive alternate to pick up while I'm in the US in August :)

    1. I received the Lyra pencils and they are pretty good. My kiddos get Prang colored pencils in their school supplies occasionally and they are good too. My secret favorites are the Crayola Twistables colored pencils- they require no sharpening, just twisting. We can't sharpen colored pencils in our regular classroom pencil sharpener so they kids have to have one of those smaller plastic sharpeners. That's why I love the Twistables- just be careful to get the colored pencils, not the twistable crayons!