St Patrick's Day Parade - design a banner competition

We’re inviting children from London’s primary schools to design a banner for London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. The winning banner will be carried in this year’s St Patricks Day Parade on Sunday 19 March as it travels through central London.

The parade is now in its 15th year and more than 50,000 people watch as it passes by. With pageantry, floats, marching bands, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools, it’s a wonderful sight.

The procession makes its way down Piccadilly, on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route. It takes in some of London’s most famous landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall. 

What's up for grabs

  • The overall winner will see their banner made up to full size and carried in the parade on 19 March. Winners can also help carry the banner on the day
  • All winners will receive a prize. A range of art materials will be given to different age groups. Other prizes may be awarded for groups winners. A minimum of 12 prizes will be available. There will be no alternative to the prizes.
  • The work of the winners will be collected and photographed, then shown at City Hall from 13-30 March. Original works should be collected by winners / their parents / teachers.

TV presenter Dermot O’Leary will head the judging panel.


Important info before you enter

  • The closing date for entries is 1 March 2017
  • All banners must be two-dimensional and landscape A4
  • Teachers can upload as many entries as they like
  • Entries must abide by the full terms and conditions

Good luck!

Please complete the form to enter.

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif.

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