Get Ready for Elmer: Drawing Competition

Saturday 22 July – Saturday 14 October 

Elmer and Friends, the Colourful World of David McKee from Seven Stories will be on show at the Museum from 11 September 2023 – 6 January 2024.

To get ready for Elmer’s arrival we would like you to draw pictures of Elmer exploring the Winter Gardens and having fun with his friends.  The competition is open to children in these age categories:

  • 4 and under
  • 5 – 7
  • 8 – 12
  • 12+

The winning artworks and a selection of runners up will be shown on a digital screen in the Rainbow Art Space at the Museum from Saturday 21 October until 6 January 2023. Winners in each age category will win Elmer themed goodies and art kits.

To enter please visit our website and fill out the Get Ready for Elmer online form. The competition closes on Saturday 14 October and the draw will take place on Monday 16 October. Prize winners will be informed by e-mail or phone. 

You can also submit your entry to the Museum via the Get Ready for Elmer Postbox at Museum Reception from 24 July – 14 October or post your entry to:

The Learning Team, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP.

Postal entries should be maximum A3 in size and landscape orientation.

The competition is not open to employees of Sunderland Culture or Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and their families.

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