Draw your own Harry Potter dragon competition

Be inspired by the Harry Potter stories and create your own dragon!

Draw your own dragon or a dragon scene for a chance to win Harry Potter goodies!*
Download the flyer about the competition or see the details below.

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry comes face to face with these fearsome creatures. We want children and young people in Hastings (age 4–16) to get creative and show us what they imagine these magical beasts look like.

Read the extract below from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to help inspire you and get drawing!


Four fully grown, enormous, vicious-looking dragons were rearing on their hind legs inside an enclosure fenced with thick planks of wood, roaring and snorting – torrents of fire were shooting into the dark sky from their open, fanged mouths, fifty feet above the ground on their outstretched necks. There was a silvery blue one with long, pointed horns, snapping and snarling at the wizards on the ground; a smooth-scaled green one, which was writhing and stamping with all its might; a red one with an odd fringe of fine gold spikes around its face, which was shooting mushroom-shaped fire clouds into the air, and a gigantic black one, more lizard-like than the others, which was nearest to them.’

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire © J.K. Rowling 2000

Illustration by Jonny Duddle © Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2014

 Draw your picture on A4 paper and don’t forget to include your name, age, school and a parent’s email address or phone number on the back of your entry.

Teachers or parents should email entries to Hastings@literacytrust.org.uk or post them to The Hastings Team, National Literacy Trust, 68 South Lambeth Road, London Sw8 1RL by Friday 3 April 2020.

Visit literacytrust.org.uk/hastings for more information.

* The winning entry from each age group will receive: a paperback boxed set of the Harry Potter books, a beautiful illustrated print and their entry published in The Hastings & St Leonards Observer. Terms and conditions apply. Only pupils in Hastings schools from Reception to Year 11 can enter the competition. Competition closes Friday 3 April 2020. One winner will be chosen from each of these age groups: age 4-7, age 8-10, age 11-13, and age 14-16. No more than one entry per child.

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