Young winners of BookTrust Pictures First competition revealed!

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Six talented artists have been revealed as winners of BookTrust’s Pictures First competition!

Kids across the country were asked to draw a picture using newly-created Dumpling the Unicorn as a central character…

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The reading charity launched the competition in February and the young illustrators have now been picked.

The prize for the six winners is to have their pictures inspire an short story or poem by a writer like John Agard or Geek Girl author Holly Smale.

They’re writing poems and stories to accompany the images.

Janisha Paravastu, Miki S-Y, Silver Sleightholme, Gabriella Unciano, Olivia Snookes and Joe Smith are the winners.

Dumpling and the Cosmic Wind, picture by Silver Sleightholme aged 10

Dumpling and the Magic Mermaid, picture by Janisha Paravastu aged eight

Diana Gerald, the person who runs BookTrust, said:

Engaging in reading isn’t just about the words of a story. Drawings depict the fun in a story and help bring it to life and we’re pleased so many children got involved to send Dumpling on lots of adventures.

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