The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize is a collaboration between House of Illustration, St Pancras International, Betjeman Poetry Prize and
2017-2019 Children’s Laureate Lauren Child

  1. Create an illustration for one poem of your choice from the 12 poems listed HERE

  2. Each illustration entered must be accompanied by the poem title

  3. We require full-page illustrations in black and white. Do not illustrate around the words. The illustrations can be in any medium suitable for reproduction. However, all entries must be appropriate for the dimensions given here: Your illustrations can either bleed off the page or be surrounded by a white border for a trimmed page size of 210 x 297mm (A4)

  4. Original artwork should not be submitted. You should submit your illustration at 150 dpi, Greyscale, JPEG (jpeg setting 8). If you are shortlisted, we will contact you for the master artwork. Master artwork must be a 300dpi Greyscale TIFF

  5. To enter, email your artwork as an attachment to In the body of the email you should give your name, age, address and a contact telephone number. You MUST state to which poem your illustration corresponds

  6. Pay your entry fee of £15 by PayPal HERE. The email used for the PayPal payment MUST be the same used to send your illustration

  7. Your entry will be confirmed by email once we have received both your payment and your illustration. Original artwork sent by post will not be considered

  8. Artists may enter more than once with a separate entry fee for each illustration

  9. The 12 winning illustrators will be commissioned to create a fresh illustration for the Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize exhibition of poems and winning illustrations to be held on the Upper Concourse at St Pancras International, London in September 2018

  10. Read the terms and conditions HERE

  11. Any problems, email

  12. The final deadline for entries to the competition is 9am GMT on Friday 1st June 2018





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