Each of our 3 overall winners will also receive a signed copy of Sometimes I Feel... by Sarah Maycock, along with a prize bundle.

Children’s Art Competition to design our new Thank You cards


With so many wonderful entries, our judges had a tough job choosing their winners. Their decision can be found here!

We need some new Thank You cards, which we send to businesses and organisations that have supported the work of Juvenile Arthritis Research. We designed the last cards ourselves, but we are sure you could do a better job!

 So we have decided to run a competition to design our new Thank You cards. We’ve got two amazing judges to help us pick the best designs from each of our three age categories, and some great prizes to be won!

The competition

Simply draw or paint your design for a thank you card that we can send to our supporters. Your design should be on a plain piece of A4 paper.

There will be three winners – one from each age category and then we will choose one of the winning three designs to be printed as cards.

The age categories are:

These will end up about one-quarter of the size of your entry, so make sure any words are clear to read.

Please don’t use glitter or sparkly pens, and don’t stick anything onto your design or we won’t be able to print it properly.

Remember that the cards will be used all year round, so don’t use any seasonal designs!

Do show your imagination and creativity and have fun drawing and painting.

The cards don’t even need to state the words 'thank you' on them. We’ll leave that up to you when you create your design.

Our judges

We have two amazing judges for our competition – author and artist Sarah Maycock, and musician Tom Williams.

Sarah Maycock

Sarah is a hugely talented artist, whose work includes pieces for the Natural History museum, BBC Wildlife magazine, and the Rugby World Cup. She has recently published a beautiful book including some of her incredible artwork, and we are delighted to include a signed copy of Sometimes I feel for each of our three winners. You can see more of Sarah’s work at https://sarahmaycock.co.uk/.

Tom Williams

Tom is a singer-songwriter as well as an awesome guitar player and fab tutor! His music style is folk-rock, and we love it. During the pandemic, Tom has been engaging online audiences with regular informal gigs from his living room. You can find more about Tom at http://www.tomwilliamsmusic.net/ and make sure you check out the video of It’s Dark Now, performed with the ‘help’ of some primary school children at https://youtu.be/iPN3b5z-tGQ.

The prizes

Each of our three overall winners (one from each age group) will win a signed copy of Sometimes I Feel by Sarah Maycock as well as an amazing prize bundle. Juvenile Arthritis Research will choose at least one of these winning designs to be turned into cards that we  can use.

Thirty runners-up will also be randomly drawn from all entries, and each will win one book from our prize collection. We cannot guarantee which of these books you will win as they will be randomly allocated.

All prizes have been kindly donated by supporters of Juvenile Arthritis Research, at no cost to the charity.

Age 3-6 years

Age 7-10 years

Age 11-15 years


How to enter

1. Draw or paint your design on a piece of A4 paper. Use pencils, pens, paints or anything you like – but nothing glittery or sparkly or we cannot print it. Digital designs are also welcome. Please also avoid any other brand names or designs.

2. Scan or take a photo of the design. Make sure your name and contact details are NOT shown on the design.

3. Fill in this entry form, and make sure you email it to us with your entry.

4. Email the entry and entry form to us at [this compettion is now closed]

5. Make sure your entry reaches us by the closing date of 23:59 on 7 November 2020 (UK entries only, please).

That’s it! Our judges will choose the three winners and we will contact them directly after the competition ends.

Top tips from Sarah and Tom

“We’re looking for colourful, exciting, and engaging designs to help Juvenile Arthritis Research say thank you to their supporters. Make sure they are clear and easy to see. If you include any words, make sure they are nice and big. Be bold, be brave, but  most of all have fun!”

Terms and Conditions

(1) Open to UK residents.(2) Representatives of Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR Project), Jabez Charitable Trust and their families are not eligible to enter.(3) The entry submission must be made by someone over the age of 18 on behalf of the entrant.(4) Entrants must be in one of the three age categories (3-6 years, 7-10 years, 11-15 years). A maximum of one entry per entrant.(5) Designs must not include non-printable media, brand names or designs, or seasonal designs.(6) Entry is by submitting the image and entry form via email to [this competition is now closed] No purchase necessary. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.(7) Bulk, automated, spam or similar entries are not permitted and may result in disqualification.(8) Entries must be received by the closing date of 7 November 2020, 23.59 BST.(9) By entering, you agree to accept and be bound by these rules.(10) The winners, one for each age category, will be chosen by our independent judges. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.(11) There will be three overall winners, one for each age category. They will each win:-- A signed copy of Sometimes I Feel  by Sarah Maycock--The prize bundle shown for that category:age 3-6:  Molang plush toy, llamas in pyjamas game, jungle dominoes game, transformer toy, super wings toy.age 7-10: Krispy Kreme voucher for donuts, spiders & spouts game, animal families game, pencil case from Wyatt & Jack, Superman water bottle, Iron Man toy,  Penguin float game, minions umbrella.age 11-15: Krispy Kreme voucher for donuts, Wonder Woman light, Thunderbrids DVD, Word Has It game, Wyatt & Jack pencil case, kite. At least one of these winning designs will then be made into cards to be used by Juvenile Arthritis Research. (12) All of the other entries will be entered into a random draw. The first 30 entries randomly selected will each win a book, chosen at random from the prize collection.(13) Prizes are subject to availability and may change.(14) No cash alternatives, and prizes will not be substituted or exchanged.(15) Winners will be notified by email after the judges have chosen their winners, and after the random draw.(16) Prizes not claimed within 14 days of the prize winner being notified may be redrawn and awarded to a new winner.(17) JAR Project reserves the right to cancel or change the competition or any of these rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.(18) Winners agree to their names being used for promotional purposes.(19) The prize will be sent to the winners' UK address only.(20) The prize will be sent direct by JAR Project using a recognised national carrier. JAR Project can accept no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize during transit. Should this occur, the winner must notify JAR Project immediately so the issue can be resolved with the carrier. Once received, the prize is the responsibility of the winner.(21) This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.(22) The winner assigns exclusive worldwide perpetual rights to Juvenile Arthritis Research to use the entry in any medium or form, with or without changes, edits or additions.(23) By entering, you are agreeing that Juvenile Arthritis Research may hold and process your details for the purposes of administering the competition and, if you indicate consent on the entry form, to add you to our mailing list.