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Week 6 - wb 1st June


Have you ever wanted to illustrate a children's book? Well, now is your chance!


J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild!


The best bit is, if you are between seven and twelve years old, your parent or guardian on your behalf can enter your drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.


The competition is now open in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, the US and Canada, and will be extended to other countries very soon.


Your artwork must be entered by a parent or guardian, via the publisher’s own competition website in your country (see below) – the publishers are going to be judging all the competition entries.

You cannot enter the competition here on this website. All the competition rules, guidelines, entry requirements, opening and closing dates and details of what you can win are available on the publishers’ websites too. Residents of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India can enter via the UK publisher’s competition. Residents of the US and Canada can enter via the US publisher’s competition.


So get imagining, and good luck!


Use the link below for details of how to enter the competition. Scroll down the page to see examples of the illustrations that have already been submitted.


Don't forget to send us a picture too! Good luck!