Hay Festival has launched an illustration competition for eight to 18 year-olds with fantastic prizes to be won, including a visit to the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival in Aarhus, Denmark (26 – 29 October 2017).

Pupils should draw a journey. It can be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical. The illustration should allow others to understand and share in the journey. The best entries will be shared on the Hay Festival Instagram feed.

To enter, go to www.hayfestival.com/imagine-a-journey/ and download the Imagine a Journey worksheet. Pupils should draw their journey in the box provided and write a short description to explain what the journey is, then provide your name, school name and address, as well as confirmation that the work can be shared on social media

Entries can be scanned and emailed to journeys@hayfestival.org or posted to Hay Festival, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD. For more information please email journeys@hayfestival.org. The closing date for entries is Saturday, September 30.

The best illustrated journey will be awarded a special prize: the amazing opportunity to attend Hay's International Children’s Festival in Denmark.

The schools of the top ten entries will win £200 towards the school library and copies of the Aarhus anthologies. The schools of the top 20 entries will win copies of the Aarhus anthologies. For terms and conditions, visit the website.