Win £500 for books for your school or nursery!

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Tesco Kids’ Book Club is currently running a drawing competition that sounds great fun! It’s easy to enter and you could win £500 worth of books for your child’s school/nursery, plus your kid could win a voucher to spend on Crayola products or an Art Chest.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Read the short story He Should have Listened to Grandad by Steve Hartley, author of Danny Baker Record Breaker (the full story is online, and is short enough to read right now!), then…

  • get your child to draw a picture to illustrate Steve Hartley’s short story…

  • and finally scan or take a photo of your child’s masterpiece and submit it online using the form here.

  • Kids aged 2 – 12 can enter. There are three categories – two to five years; six to eight years; nine to twelve years and there’s one winner from each category. The winner of the two to five category will receive £50 worth of Crayola products, the winners of both the six to eight and nine to 12 categories will each win a Reeves Watercolour Art Chest. Each winner will also receive a £500 cheque for their nominated school or nursery to spend on books.

    All this is pretty cool, but the icing on the cake is that the brilliant illustrator Ed Vere is judging the entries! Imagine! Ed Vere, the creator of Mr Big, Bananas! and Bedtime for Monsters might talent spot your child!

    By the way, if you’re a fan of Ed Vere (and you ought to be!), come and chat to him live on twitter where he’ll be taking over @tescomagazine this Monday 12th December at 4pm (you can also tweet questions in advance using the hashtag #kidsbookclub). There will be one of his great illustrations to give away as a prize plus books! All the details are here.

    Now the illustration competition closes at midnight on 14 December 2011, so there’s not much time left. I think it’s time to get the paper and pencils, pens or crayons out as soon as you’ve finished reading here!

    Disclosure: I received a Tesco gift voucher in return for spreading the news about this competition. I’ll be using it to buy books to donate to the school Book Exchange I run.

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