Ryedale Book Festival

Tell Us a Dragon

A competition for young writers and illustrators

Dragons have long inspired writers and artists. In the enchanting world of Jackie Morris’ lovely book Tell Me a Dragon, everyone has a dragon of their own, so we challenged our younger audience to create one for themselves

Under sixteen-year-olds were asked to either draw a dragon, or write a short story about a dragon, or best of all illustrate a dragon story like Jackie Morris. The entries were be on display at The Wesley Centre, Saville Street for everyone to admire at the Book Festival in September.

Congratulations to our three winners:

Best Illustrated Dragon Story: Eliza Marjoram (aged 9)
Best Dragon Story: Penny Duran (aged 15)
Best Dragon Drawing: William Marjoram (aged 5)

This competition was sponsored by Malton and Norton Rotary Club