It’s been five decades since the birth of Mr. Tickle by Roger Hargreaves in 1971. This year we celebrate their 50th birthday (in our own style!)

Since then the Mr Men have become a whole library of books as well as a TV series. The characters appear on everything from pencil cases to wallpaper and, next year, the first Mr Men and Little Miss feature film is to be released.

We have decided to get your creative juices flowing by having our very own Collingwood Characters competition.

We want you to design a brand-new character of your very own. You can create a Man or Miss (or both) and send your picture in to us. You can even tell us a bit about your character if you like.

We will showcase all of the designs we receive on a gallery on this page for everyone to see.

Simply email them to gallery@collingwoodconnect.co.uk please. The button below should open up your usual mail program with our address already set up for you.

Please remember; Photographs should not include people. Only Character drawings are allowed!

The official Mr Men website is a great place to have a good look at all of the characters. You can also find out about the history of the Mr Men.

The site also has a great News and Activities page with lots of fun resources for you to download.

Click the picture on the right to visit the website.