Sketch Off for Kids

Sketch Off for Kids

Create and Draw a Brand New David Walliams Character!

For our first ever kids’ sketch off, we’re celebrating the announcement of David Walliams’ new book out in May by asking young sketchers to draw a new character that they’d like to see in a David Walliams’ book. We’ve already had a gangsta granny, a demon dentist, an awful auntie, a slightly annoying elephant and many more hilarious creations; now we want you to draw a fun character that could exist in a David Walliams book (take a look at our Top 10 David Walliams Characters list if you need a little inspiration).

You have until midnight on Monday 17th April 2017 (Easter Monday) for a parent or guardian to upload a picture of your art on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #SketchOffKids and #MakeAStartInArt.

We’ll be picking our favourite to win a copy of David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Children signed by David Walliams himself, plus a bundle of fun art goodies from our Let’s Create range! Two runners-up will also receive a set of colouring pencils, colouring pens and a drawing pad from our Let’s Create range.

The competition is open to under 11’s only and we’ll be picking our winners based on the ones that are our favourites, so kids of all ages and abilities have a chance of winning.

Don’t forget to check out the full terms and conditions below before getting started. Good luck and have fun!

Please note that this competition has not been endorsed, sponsored or administered by David Walliams or Harper Collins.

House rules:

This is fun, so be nice. People who aren’t nice will be blocked.

Winners are picked at the discretion of WHSmith. Negativity directed towards the winners or any other participants will not be tolerated.

All children under 11 are welcome to take part, regardless of ability or experience.

Entries will be presented in a gallery blog post after the event. Although we will use as many as we can, we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be displayed in the final gallery. This will not influence your chances of winning a prize.

Terms and conditions 2017

1. No purchase necessary. 2. Participants must be a resident of the UK. 3. This competition is only open to participants aged 11 years old or younger on the day that the competition starts. If the participant turns 12 whilst the competition is running then they are still eligible to enter. 4. Participants must obtain parental permission to enter. 5. One winner will receive a copy of The World’s Worst Children signed by David Walliams and a bundle of kids’ art supplies from our Let’s Create range. Two runners-up will each receive a set of colouring pencils, colouring pens and a drawing pad from our Let’s Create range. 6. To be eligible for this competition you must submit your child’s artwork based on an idea provided by WHSmith and created within the time frame using the hashtags #MakeAStartInArt and #SketchOffKids. Pictures uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using these hashtags will be considered. 7. Entries received between Saturday 8th April 2017 and midnight Monday 17th April 2017 will be accepted. 8. All entries received within the time frame will be considered to win prizes. Sketches uploaded after the deadline will be gratefully received but will not be entered into the prize competition. 9. WHSmith will pick their favourite submissions to win the three prizes. 10. All qualifying entries will be considered. 11. The winner will be notified within 7 working days of the closing date and will receive their prize within 28 days of the closing date. The winner must claim their prize within 5 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules. 12. WHSmith will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period. 13. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. 14. No prize cash alternative. 15. The Promoters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 16. The right is reserved to withdraw or terminate this prize draw at any time. 17. Entries that do not comply with the terms and conditions or entrants found to be abusing the promotion in any way will have all their entries disqualified. 18. The winners may be required to participate in related publicity. 19. By entering this competition you are agreeing that your artwork can be used in relevant blog posts. 20. The name and county of the winner may be obtained by writing to: WHSmith.co.uk Kids Sketch Off Competition, Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3RX. 21. The Promoter is WHSmith High Street Limited (Company Number 06560339) with registered office at Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3RX – please do not send entries to this address.