Sir Quentin Blake: Story Writing & Illustration Competition

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
13 Jul 2021 — 30 Aug 2021
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Calling all Sir Quentin Blake fans! Have you ever wanted to be a writer or illustrator? Why not join us to complete a story inspired by Blake’s new works with lots of other children!

Are you a budding writer or illustrator? Join in with this creative and fun competition, and using this image from our exhibition Quentin Blake: Gifted as a starting point, begin a brand new adventure!

To join in, download and read the full instructions below. Remember to check each week to see how the story is progressing here.

Quentin Blake competition rules

Good luck!

About taking part (our Ts and Cs – the boring but important bit where we tell you what you need to know)
  • This competition is open to all UK resident children aged 6-16, so if you can please take part.
  • Entry is via e-mail only, unfortunately you cannot post your submissions to us this time (and if you do post them to us, we are not able to send them back).
  • Please submit your stories within the body of an email or attached as a Word document.
  • Illustrations should be either square or landscape and submitted in a PDF or JPG format, via email.
  • By submitting an entry, you agree to transfer ownership of the original story and/or artwork to The Foundling Museum.
  • The judges are Museum staff, plus additional guests, and they will choose at least one winning entry every Tuesday on a weekly basis … The judges’ decision is final.
  • Entries must be submitted on Mondays before 10:00 to be considered for publication on The Foundling Museum website and social media platforms each Wednesday.
  • The competition will run until Monday 30 August 2020.
  • No prize (monetary or otherwise) will be awarded to the successful contestants.
  • We would like to be able to write to everyone that takes part, however we are not able to.
  • HAVE FUN and be creative, and most importantly enjoy taking part.