Do you love writing, drawing and making up stories? Take part in our nationwide contest in partnership with Eurostar and Le MUZ and win fantastic prizes! This year we’re asking children to create an illustrated book opening with the line “The day I left home”, to tie in with the migration strand we will see running throughout the festival.
Imagine that you have had to leave your home for a new destination and a new life. What are the adventures and challenges on the road? Who will you meet on the way? What will you take with you? What do you hope to find? How are you going to tell your new friends about your journey? What will you teach them? What stories will you tell of memories from your old home?
- There are two age categories: Tiny travellers (ages 6 to 9) and Valiant voyagers (ages 10-15)
- The illustrated book needs a cover, a back cover, a title, and a story of at least 2 pages.
- It can be written it in French or English; take it up a notch and make it bilingual!
- Unfortunately, previous winners are not eligible to win.
Send your entry and application form before the 28th of October 2016 to:
23, Cromwell Road
London SW7 2EL
The winners will be selected by a panel of experts. Everyone, teachers and families included, is invited to attend the Prize Ceremony on the 17th of November 2016 at the Institut français in London.