Bradford Libraries Poppies Competition

Win £10 book vouchers and the chance to have your poppy design used in Bradford Libraries WW1 Commemoration Reading Rug. Children from KS1, KS2 and KS3 are asked to paint or draw a picture of poppies, either a single poppy or lots and it doesn't have to be red.

As part of our WW1 commemoration events for children we are working in partnership with West Riding Ruggers to design and create a reading rug for Bradford Libraries. The rug would be made using recycled materials and traditional “proddy” rug making techniques typical of the time at the start of WW1, with an opportunity for children to have a “hands on” session. The finished rug will be used within the libraries of Bradford. The project is linked to a series of local history sessions entitled “Life for Children on the WW1 Home Front” that we will be offering to schools during the summer term.

How to enter


We are asking children from KS1, KS2 and KS3 to draw or paint a picture of Poppies. The winning entries will have their picture used in the design of the rug. The children are asked to use their imagination and plenty of colours.


Each entry should be one side of A4. All entries must be clearly labelled with the child’s name, age & year group and school name on the back of the picture. Teachers must include a Competition Entry Form which can be found here with their class entries.


All the prize winners and runners up will have their entries featured on the Bradford Libraries website.


Winners will be invited along to see the rug making in progress as well as have a “hands on” session.


Send your entries to:-


Christinea Donnelly

Development Officer for Young People

Ilkley Library

Station Road


LS29 8HA


Closing date: Friday 2nd May 2014

If you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01274 433915 or


Published: 21/03/2014
Audience: Headteachers, Primary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Librarians, Secon
Contact: Christinea Donnelly

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