NHS70 children's art and creative writing competition

We have launched an art and creative writing competition for children in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG is joining the rest of the NHS to celebrate its 70th birthday on 5 July 2018 and we are inviting local children to help us celebrate this key milestone by entering our local competition.

Our NHS70 art and creative writing competition has three categories and is open to children aged 3 to 11 years. It aims to encourage children to think creatively about how the NHS works, its history and how it will change in the future.

Parents, teachers, youth group leaders and others will also want to get involved, using it as an opportunity to talk to children about our NHS. It’s also a great way to encourage children to think about working in the NHS – the service has over 300 professions, from doctors, nurses, pharmacists and paramedics, to scientists, radiographers, therapists, electricians and administrators.

Competition categories

1. Matching pictures with text competition, ages 3 - 6 

This is a competition for younger children which involves matching the correct job title to the correct picture of an NHS worker. 

2. NHS of the future drawing competition, ages 6 - 11

This competition involves thinking about a future health machine invention and drawing a picture of it with a short description about what it does.

3. A day in the life creative writing competition, ages 6 - 11

This competition involves writing a short story about an imaginary day working as a health professional.

Entry criteria and prizes

Entrants must be aged between 3 and 11 years old on 5 July 2018 and live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

We will be appointing a panel of judges to choose three competition winners  – one winner per category. Prizes include a 3 months family leisure centre membership at Strode, Clevedon and Parish Wharf, Portishead, plus family passes for Jump and PlaySpace soft play centres in Bristol. All three winners will be announced on 13 July 2018.

Deadline for entry

Entry to the competition closes at 23:59 on Thursday 5 July 2018.