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Monday 23 April 2012

Brilliant first entries for the Illustration Competition
Brilliant first entries for the Illustration Competition
Photo: Illustration by Paige from Flixton Junior School. One of the many entries that have caught our eye.

Entries for this year’s Young ShelterBox Illustration Competition have been flying in since it was launched at the end of February. 
 
The challenge is for UK primary school pupils and Chatterbooks reading groups to investigate a story about a disaster and then illustrate it. This year’s story, written by Heather White and Claire White, is entitled ‘The Day the Sea Changed’ and tells the story of a tsunami. The closing date is 29 June so it is not too late to enter.
 
The winners of the competition will not only have their illustrations featured in a published book, they will also be invited to a book launch in London that will include a workshop with acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Michael Foreman. The competition will be judged by Michael Foreman and the authors of the story.
 
Jessica North, Young ShelterBox Officer, said: ‘The competition gives children the opportunity to think about news stories they may have seen on TV and offers a comfort in understanding that there are people who are doing something to help.  It’s clear from the entries we’ve already received that the young artists have really thought about what might happen when a tsunami occurs and expressed those feelings in a fantastic way.’
 
To find out more about the Young ShelterBox Illustration competition and to enter click here.
 
To read a recent interview with the Young ShelterBox team about the different projects that they are working on, click here.
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