Children’s drawing competition – illustrate a short story and win an 83 piece art chest or Crayola set and £500 of books for your school!

Fancy winning yourself an amazing 83 piece art chest or Crayola set and £500 worth of books for your school or nursery?  Yes?  Then sharpen your brains (and your pencils), imagine yourself as a children’s book illustrator and enter the Tesco Magazine Kid’s Book Club picture competition.  We are!

All you have to do is read He should have listened to Grandad by Steve Hartley, draw a picture to illustrate it and then ask a grown-up to scan it or photograph it and send it in using the online form here (See terms and conditions below).

Popular children’s author/illustrator Ed Vere (Mr Big, Banana, The Getaway) will be on the judging panel.  Not only that, Ed will be available to answers questions, give tips and generally inspire live on Twitter this Monday, 12th December, at 4 pm.   Where – @tescomagazine.  Use #kidsbookclub.   More details here.

If you can’t make it at 4pm on Monday, you can tweet your questions to @tescomagazine in advance, just remember to add the hashtag #kidsbookclub.

Ed will be giving away a signed ink and watercolour sketch plus 5 copies of his new book Bedtime for Monsters* to participants in the twitter chat.   Winners will be chosen at random.

*Monsters, did you say monsters?  I wish I had known about this book earlier.  I would have featured it on my post “5 children’s books about monsters for our very own little monsters to enjoy“.





Terms and conditions

  • Closing date: Wednesday 14th December 2011
  • There are three categories; two to five years, six to eight years and nine to twelve.  One winner will be picked from each category.
  • Prizes – the winner of the two to five years category will win £50 worth of Crayola products, the winners of both the six to eight and nine to twelve categories will each win a Reeves Watercolour Art Chest.  Each winner will also receive a £500 cheque for their nominated school or nursery to spend on books.


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3 Responses to Children’s drawing competition – illustrate a short story and win an 83 piece art chest or Crayola set and £500 of books for your school!

  1. Any way home educated children can enter this? Ie ones without a school or nursery to give the main prize too?

    • Yvonne Keen says:

      Hi, I have made enquiries about your request and I will get back to you as soon as I hear. I’d have a go anyway. I am sure some kind of arrangement could be made.
      Good luck.

    • Yvonne Keen says:

      Hi Liveotherwise
      I can confirm that the £500 prize can be donated to a children’s centre or local children’s group that your children attend because they are home-educated. We don’t want them to miss out on this prize!

      Good luck.
      Yvonne at Babbleabout

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