Jacqueline Wilson: Story Writing & Illustration Competition

Jacqueline Wilson: Story Writing & Illustration Competition

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
22 Apr 2020 — 31 Aug 2020
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Calling all Hetty Feather fans! Have you ever wanted to be a writer or illustrator? Why not join us to complete Jacqueline’s new story – The Two New Foundlings – with lots of other children.

Inspired by the true story of the foundlings who grew up at the Foundling Hospital, Jacqueline has started a new story about two small children arriving at the Hospital with their foster mother.

To join in, download and read the full instructions below. Don’t forget to read Jacqueline Wilson’s creative writing tips and the Foundling Hospital history notes. Remember to check each week to see how the story is progressing here.

Competition instructions and rules

Creative Writing tips from Jacqueline Wilson and our Foundling Hospital history notes

Read the start of the story by Jacqueline Wilson (but don’t forget to check how it is developing): The Two New Foundlings

Good luck!

Terms and conditions
This competition is open to children from age 6-16 and resident in the UK.
Entry into the competition is via e-mail only. Postal submissions cannot be considered. We are unable to return entries sent by post.
Stories must be submitted either within the email body or 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, entrants agree to transfer ownership of the original story and/or artwork to The Foundling Museum.
Judges will choose at least one winning entry every Tuesday on a weekly basis.
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 31 August 2020.
The judges are the Foundling Museum staff plus additional guest judges, selected by Museum staff.
The judges’ decision is final.
No prize (monetary or otherwise) will be awarded to the successful contestants.
No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful entrants.