Last month Oxford University Press held a colouring-in competition to celebrate 70 years of the irrepressible Pippi Longstocking.
Every day we received a new parcel of pictures, and by closing date we had more than 600 entries from primary school students across Australia. There were many inventive entries that colourfully captured the characters from Astrid Lindgren’s tales, including Pippi (of course) as well as her friends, the mischievous monkey Mr. Nilsson and neighbours Tommy and Annika.
Choosing a winner was tough, so we hosted an office morning tea where everyone could vote for their favourites. After much deliberation, four winners were chosen:
Each winner will receive a limited edition print for their class, featuring Pippi Longstocking and signed by illustrator Lauren Child.
Other highly commended entries were:
Thank you to all the schools who entered, it was clear that a lot of creativity and effort went into making these beautiful pictures.