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Illustration Competition

Win the chance to have your artwork published in a wildlife crime mystery novel, Badger Boy.

WOW Chris Packham, and reveal your love of wildlife through your creativity!

To enter, draw a picture of one or more badgers in black and white, and send it to us.

Chris Packham will judge the competition, and on Wednesday 1st May 2019 we’ll announce the 17 winners. 

The 17 winning pictures will become illustrations in the wildlife crime mystery novel, Badger Boy written by artist and environmentalist, Geoff Francis.

  • You must be between 13 and 16 years old to enter.
  • You must be a UK resident. 
  • There is a limit of one entry per person.
  • The closing date 15 April 2019

For more information, visit the competition website

Badger Boy

The wildlife crime mystery novel, Badger Boy, is a challenging tale full of magic and healing that only the natural world can bring.  Rejected by his mother and threatened by the human world he has been cast into, Liam finds sanctuary in a clan of badgers. 

He discovers his purpose for living by caring for wild animals until a gang of hunters turn his new-found world that he has grown to love upside down…

The aim of Badger Boy is to celebrate the badger, question what happens to it at the hands of humans, and recruit help and understanding among younger people.  The book will contain additional information on the natural history of the badger, badgers and the law, and how to get involved with groups and organisations working on behalf of badgers.  

The author of Badger Boy, Geoff Francis, is a Saatchi-shortlisted artist, sculptor, award-winning photographer, published author of fiction and non-fiction with 12 books to his credit, a film-maker and poet.

The Badger Boy illustration competition is being run by Naturewatch Foundation and sponsored by No More Dodos