Children’s Covid-19 poster competition

We have launched a poster design competition to help children and young people better understand Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Centre Director Dan Pickard says: “Now that most of our shops have reopened, we’ve noticed that a lot of children and young people are failing to observe the social distancing and queuing guidelines in Corby town centre. So, on the basis that young people are more in tune with how their peers think and act, we thought we would get them to design posters that we can place around the town centre to help get the message across.”

Not only will children have the opportunity to see their artwork displayed in the town centre, but each selected winner will receive a £25 voucher to spend at The Entertainer. There will be two categories – primary (4-11) and secondary (11-18). Initially send in a digital picture of your artwork along with the child’s name, age and address details to Only winners will need to supply the originals so that they can be made into large posters.

Poster designs should be A4 portrait in format. They can include single or multiple messages, such as:

• Keep your distance
• Follow queuing markers and directional arrows
• Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds
• Be mindful and respectful of others
• Cover your nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

The closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday, 8 July 2020.


The prize is as stated and no substitution is possible. There is no limit to the number of prizes awarded and is dependent on the judges’ decision. Winning artwork will be displayed in Corby town centre along with the winner’s name and age. Artwork may also be displayed on the centre’s social media and web pages. Entries must be A4 portrait in format and should not include the winner’s details on the picture itself. It should be emailed as a jpg (smartphone is fine) with the entrant’s name, age and address included in the email. Winners will need to provide the original design for it to be reproduced in high quality poster format. All entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 8 July.