Birthday card competition

Design us a birthday card - and win party tickets and Ladybird goodies!


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It's hard to believe that our doors have been open for a year, but it's true!

It's been an incredible 12 months, with three major exhibitions plus several smaller ones, our first illustrator commission, our inaugural residency, and loads of exciting things happening on our education, public events and volunteering programmes  have a look at our blog for some of the past year's highlights.

We know that many of you are fantastic illustrators, so we'd love you to design us a birthday card.

To enter, sign up to our mailing list, design a card, and share it with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayHOI for the chance to win a pair of tickets to our next party  a late opening of Ladybird by Design with bar, music, gallery tours and drop-in workshops  and a pair of Ladybird goodie bags.

The competition closes on Wednesday 1 July. The winning design will be revealed in our birthday newsletter on 2 July, getting your work in front of thousands of subscribers, and we'll feature all of our favourites on the House of Illustration blog. Good luck!


Competition notes

For your entry to be counted, you must be subscribed to our mailing list. If your Twitter/Instagram handle is different from the name you subscribe under, that's fine - just drop us an email from your subscriber address to confirm. If you are already on the list there's no need to sign up again!

By sharing your design with us, you grant us permission to publish it on social media, the House of Illustration website and in our e-newsletter; all copyright remains with you.