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Enter one of our festive competitions inspired by The Snowman™

Calling all creative children! This winter, we are asking children aged 4-16 to create their own spectacular snowman picture or to write a short story inspired by Raymond Briggs’s original picture book, The Snowman™.

Get arty

Use Raymond Briggs’s famous Snowman as inspiration and draw or paint your own snowman-themed picture. All we ask is that you feature a snowman in your design… you can include more than one if you like!

Get writing

The young boy in Raymond Briggs’s illustrated story experiences the most amazing adventure and makes lots of wonderful memories with his new friend, The Snowman. Tell us, in no more than 250 words, about a special memory, or an adventure or moment that you have shared with someone.

How to enter

You can enter by uploading the picture or short story here, or by post to: The Snowman competition, Chestnut Tree House, Dover Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PX.

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The entry deadline is 31 December 2021. 


Entries will be judged in three age categories: 4-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-16 years and there will be one winner in each category for both the art and writing competitions.


Each winner will receive a One4all Gift Card to the value of £50.

Raymond Briggs with winning competition entries Jan 2020“For the last three years, I have had the pleasure of judging the snowman-themed children’s drawing competition for Chestnut Tree House. It’s always a difficult job to choose a winner from so many different ideas and artistic styles, but I look forward to seeing what children create.

Chestnut Tree House is a charity close to my heart, and I would like to thank everyone for their support. Your help means that Chestnut Tree House can continue caring for children and families in our local community.”

Raymond Briggs CBE, Patron of Chestnut Tree House