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Children's Illustration Competition

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Draw your own chapter book illustrations! An illustration competition for ages 13 and under. A chance to win some art supplies and a £10 amazon gift card. How to enter 1. Answer the questions. (will be asked further down this post and on the downloadable entry form) 2. Draw an illustration for your favourite chapter book* 3. Ask your parents or guardian for permission. (Will need your parents/Guardians to read and agree to the terms and conditions) 4. You can download the form or write down the answers. (Will accept photos/scanned and digital formats) 5. Ask your parent to email or submit your entry to this page. (If local and want to hand it in person your parent must sign / date and provide contact details in order for the paper format to be valid)

Art supplies and gift card
Prizes to be won

Closing date 30th of November 2022 (23:59 GMT)


There is only one winner. will be notified by 5th December 2003 One winner will win art supplies and £10 Amazon gift card. *Chapter book illustrations. (Older children 8-12) Chapter books are normally for readers between the reading stages of picture books and young adults. The first type of chapter books (ages 7-8) will normally contain a lot of illustrations and shorter chapters, while the older range (ages 8-12) has more moderate/or no illustrations and longer chapters. However, it is important to note this is not a rule as books such as Harry Potter by JK Rowling do not have interior illustrations. Yet some books like Dairy of the Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney have illustrations on nearly every page.

Kinney, J (2018) Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Meltdown. UK Puffin Book pg14-5.

For this competition I would like you to draw an illustration for your favourite chapter book, it does not matter if has illustrations in the book already or not. I also need to ask a few questions, this is to help me with my university research. I am writing a paper on the purpose of book illustrations and illustrating emotions using only black and white. Everyone's work will appear on this blog, it may appear on my social media, in my research and in future projects relating to this. (So it is important I get permission from the person responsible for you.) Entry Form - (downloadable)

Competition entry form
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List of questions Name: Age: Name wish to display publicly: (Please note only first names will be used) Do you like reading? What books do you like to read? Do you like illustrations/pictures in books and why? Tell me about your Illustration/Picture.

********************************************************************************* Parent/guardian name in full: Date: Email/contact: Signed/Emailed By signing or emailing I confirm I consent to the terms and conditions of the competition which I have read and understood. (Please get in touch if need help with access.)

Usborne (2012) Illustrated Arabian Nights London, Usborne publishing.


1. Can I illustrate any book? yes, while my research is aimed at 8-12-year-olds, if you wish to illustrate The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien or Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, please feel free. 2. Does it have to be in black and white? No, my research is looking for black and white there are many books with coloured illustrations (and some special illustrated versions) 3. Can I draw digitally (on iPad) Yes, the medium (art tool) is completely up to you. 4. Can my younger siblings enter?

Walliams, D. (2011) Gangsta Granny. Great Britian, HarperCollins.

yes. The competition is for 13 and under for this reason. 5. I cannot draw backgrounds/characters. You can just draw characters or if cannot draw characters you can just illustrate backgrounds. The most important thing you have fun.

Terms and Conditions 1. The Competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom aged 13 years or younger. 2. Closing Date for entries is 30th November 2022, after this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 3. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. (But please contact if need more accessible means) 4. One winner will receive art supplies and a £10 amazon gift voucher. 5. The prize is as stated, and no cash or other alternative will be offered. The Prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another without giving notice. 6. Winners will be chosen by Emma Clements and a panel of fellow OCA student judges appointed by Emma Clements. 7. The winner will be notified within 14 working days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, I reserve the right to withdraw or pick a replacement winner. 8. Answers and Illustrations may appear in Emma Clements research papers and related topics and on my blog and social media relating to .

9. The entries and their parent/guardian agree to the use of his/her/their first name in any as well as their entry (see 8). 10. you must show these terms and conditions to your parent or guardian 11. Parental/guardian contact must be provided in order to accept the entry. 12. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. 13. Emma Clements (Emclemmie) reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of her control.

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