Play It Forward, Darling

#PlayItForwardDarling is a Darling Studio program designed to recognize the Little Darlings in our communities who are stand-out leaders and citizens!


- Open to Little Darlings aged 2-10

- Open to Canadian residents only

- No purchase necessary

Nomination Process: 

*Anyone is free to nominate, but you must have a connection/relationship with the Little Darling you are nominating, as we will be requiring permission from either a parent or guardian to feature them on our Instagram page.  

Two Ways to Enter:

  1. Go to the #playitforwarddarling tab on the website (linked in bio) and follow the instructions. (Form can be found at the bottom of the page)

Write a short paragraph, (no more than 250 words) highlighting why your Little Darling deserves to be recognized. 

  1. Create a short video or post and share it on Instagram. Be sure to tag us @thedarlingdoughcompany and use the hashtag #PlayItForwardDarling so we can find your nomination.

Some examples are, but not limited to:

  1. Achieving a goal (school, home, activities, etc)
  2. Helping their community on a small or big scale (lemonade stand for a good cause, picking up trash, etc)
  3. Being a positive example by showing kindness and compassion to others
  4. Being a helpful big brother or sister when a new baby arrives
  5. Doing hard things! 

Selection Process:

- Each month we will select one Little Darling to be the recipient of that months #PlayItForwardDarling Award from the nominations we receive via Instagram and our website.

- All eligible recipients will be entered into a draw, and a winner will be chosen and announced by the first week of the following month.

- Announcement will include your Little Darling’s first name only, age and why they were the recipient of that months Darling Award and picture (if permission is received).

- Duplicate entries are not allowed.

- Prize package will be mailed to each months Darling Award recipient within the first week of the following month, and the selected Little Darling will be featured on our Instagram page with their story. 

Prize will include:

  1. Set of our ‘Let’s Play the Darling Way’ playmats, 3 pack of Darling Dough and a package of Rainbow Rice


  1. Seasonal gift set


Please Consider:

- Pictures are not necessary, however we still want to feature your Little Darling in some way.

Here are some examples of non-identifying ways to take a picture.

- Take a picture of your Little Darlings hands with their creations or during whatever activity they are doing.

- Take a picture behind your Little Darling, showing their activity and just their backs.


*Please put YOUR name in the NAME section of the form.

*Please do not include any identifying information in your nominations such as location, last names, etc.  We will do our best to omit any missed information.