National Non-Fiction November 2017 Competition

Design a Poster based on the theme of ‘The World Around Us’

The competition was inspired by Lots (Walker Books, 2017) written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Emily Sutton, who have kindly agreed to choose the winners from the shortlist.

Open to children’s book groups, schools and libraries in the UK, the aim will be to create posters using either A4 or A3 sized paper, which reflect this year’s theme for National Non-Fiction November. The posters can celebrate the beauty of the world around us, whether near to home or further afield; or they can convey a message about our need to take care of and protect the world. They can focus on a single plant or animal, or feature a particular natural environment. You are welcome to use any media you would like – pencils, crayons, pastels, paints, or collage, for example.

We are looking for creativity and originality, as well as powerful messages expressed in images and words.

The entries will be judged according to three age groups: 5-7; 8-11; and 12 plus.

Entries should be submitted to Chris Routh, Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED by Thursday 7th December 2017. Please write the name, age and group/school/ library on the reverse of each entry submitted. All entries will be non-returnable.

There will be a prize awarded for each age group, plus an overall winner. The prizes will consist of signed books and prints, and for the overall winner a visit by Nicola Davies to their book group, school or library.

The winners will be announced in January 2018.