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Do you want to draw a snowman?

Get inspired by The Snowman™ and create a spectacular snowman picture for our children’s drawing competition.


First published in 1978, Raymond Briggs’s original picture book, The Snowman™ is a true piece of Christmas magic.

This winter, we are asking children aged 4-12 years, living in Sussex or South East Hampshire, to get inspired by The Snowman™ and create their own spectacular snowman picture for our children’s drawing competition.

Entries will be judged by a panel in two age categories (4-8 years and 9-12 years) and there will be one winner in each category.

Top tips:

  • Use A4 paper or card
  • Feature a snowman in your design – you can include more than one if you like!
  • Use pencils, crayons, felt tips or paints
  • Any writing needs to be clear and neat

Guest judge:
 Raymond Briggs CBE, Chestnut Tree House Patron and creator of The Snowman™

Entry deadline: 31 December 2019

Winners will be announced on 18 January 2020.

How to enter

Draw or paint your snowman design on a plain sheet of A4 paper or card and send it by 31 December to:

Christmas Drawing Competition
Chestnut Tree House
Dover Lane
West Sussex
BN18 9PX

Entrants must provide the following details, written clearly on an entry form and/or on the back of the artwork submitted:

  • Child’s name
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Address
  • Parent/guardian’s name
  • Parent/guardian’s email address
  • Parent/guardian’s telephone number

Please download our Christmas Drawing Competition entry form

Thanks to:

Penguin logoSussex Newspapers Logo

Good luck!