The House that I Built – a Competition for Children.

November 29, 2021

Can you dream up the most amazing house ever? Where would you LOVE to live?

Draw it, build it, write about it

Entry is open to children and young people aged 0-18
Prizes for all ages

Whitchurch’s Caldecott Festival in March 2022 will celebrate a man with an incredible imagination. A famous book illustrator, Randolph Caldecott could take a small idea and make it into something exciting and wonderful.  A new competition, organised by the Caldecott Festival, will encourage children to do the same. 

We want children to tell us about “The House That I Built”. Entries can be a piece of writing, a story, a picture, a model, a cartoon – anything! In true Caldecott style, the only limit is imagination.  Perhaps it’s a house that’s packed with sci-fi technology or designed to be super-eco-friendly; maybe it’s big enough for all your friends and family; it might even be made of chocolate cake! Where might this amazing house be? In the town, underground, in the sea, or on the moon? 

Entry is open to children and young people aged 0-18.  Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries in three different age groups: 5 years and under, 6-11 and 12-18. Writing and stories must be 500 words or less. 

Email your entries here or Hand your entries in at school and we’ll collect them from there. Don’t forget to include your name, your age and the name of your school with your entry.

The competition closing date is 5 pm. 25th February, 2022.

Good luck!