A Day in My Life Drawing Competition

Illustration from Father Christmas Goes on Holiday. Copyright © Raymond Briggs 1977, published by Puffin Books.

Calling all young artists!

Unleash your creativity and submit your entry for our drawing competition, inspired by legendary illustrator Raymond Briggs. Known for his heartwarming and detailed illustrations that capture everyday moments, Briggs used his art to tell stories drawn from life.

Open to children of all ages, the competition is a chance for under 18s to explore their artistic talents and tell their story through drawing.

The submissions will be judged by an expert panel of illustrators: Amanda Quartey, Chris Riddell and John Vernon Lord. There will be a ceremony in September where our judges will present prizes for their favourite story in each age group.

The shortlisted entries will be displayed at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft on 20 October 2024.

Competition Details
  • Age categories: 5 and under, 6 – 12 years, 12 – 16 years, 16 – 18 years
  • Theme: A Day in My Life
  • Submission deadline: 8 September 2024
  • Prizes: Winners will receive art supplies, unlimited family admission to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft for one year and their artwork will be showcased in the museum
How to Enter

Download the template below and draw a scene depicting the theme, ‘A Day in Your Life’. Use any materials you like—crayons, pencils, markers, or paint!

Submit your entry through one of these options:
  • Put it in the submissions box at the museum or post it to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP
  • Hand it into staff at Afrori Bookshop, or post it to Afrori Bookshop, Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, Brighton, BN1 1YD

We can’t wait to see the wonderful world you create!


Drawing Competition Template