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World Book Day competition from Coram Beanstalk and Very

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With schools closed for the majority of children, World Book Day on Thursday 4 March 2021 is going to be a little different this year. As a result, Coram Beanstalk and are using their partnership to launch a new activity to engage children across the country in World Book Day and bring them together while at home. Rather than dressing up as their favourite book character, they are encouraging children to draw or make (using arts and crafts) their favourite book character. Children and schools can enter their drawing into a competition via social media with some wonderful prizes are up for grabs, thanks to support from Crayola. Please show your support by getting involved and help spread the word to children, parents and schools across the country so we can bring everyone together and share the joy of books, reading and people’s imaginations during this difficult time.

To enter the Coram Beanstalk and Very ‘World Book Day’ competition and bag yourself a bundle of fabulous Crayola goodies simply draw, paint or craft your favourite book character and post a picture of your masterpiece on social media on Thursday 4 March. Don’t forget to use #VeryWBD and tag @beanstalkreads  so they can find your entry for the World Book Day competition and share your picture as part of their virtual gallery 

Once you’ve drawn your picture and shared it on social media to enter the competition, why not display it in your front window at home so everyone in your local community can share in the joy of World Book Day. If you’re in school, you could display them in your classroom window or at the school entrance. 


Terms and conditions

Who can enter?

The competition is open to children of all ages but please seek parental guidance, support and agreement before entering the competition and posting on social media

How to enter the competition?

Draw your favourite book character and post a picture on social media using #VeryWBD and tagging @beanstalkreads. Competition entries will be accepted via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Competition entry dates

Competition entry opens at midnight on Wednesday 3 March and closes at midnight of World Book Day (Thursday 4 March). Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged, delayed or rendered unrecognisable in the post.

How and when the competition will be judged?

Winners will be chosen at random by a judging panel made up of Coram Beanstalk, Very and Crayola. The winner will be announced via Coram Beanstalk and Very social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) on Monday 8 March. 


Prizes have been donated to Coram Beanstalk and Very by Crayola and are worth a minimum of £100. There is one main prize consisting of £300 worth of Crayola arts and crafts supplies as well as three highly commended prizes worth £100 each.  The Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable.  Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Prize winners will be contacted by Coram Beanstalk/Very via reply to their social media post of their drawing. On being contacted, winners will be required to provide a contact name and delivery address for their prize to be delivered to. Prize winners' details will be passed onto Crayola who will deliver the prize bundles directly to the winner from their distribution site.

First published 23 February 2021