Can you draw the Lorax?


Take part in our competition to create your own version of the Lorax!

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as the Once-ler.

This competition is open to everyone and the winner will be chosen by artist and political cartoonist Chris Riddell, the UK Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

The brief
We want you to send us your drawings of the Lorax in any style and using the medium of your choosing – use pencil, crayons, paint or anything else you may desire!

The prize
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th January. The prize for submissions from entrant’s aged 16 and under is a goodie bag filled with merchandise for The Old Vic’s production of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. The prize for submissions from entrant’s 17 and over will be a pair of tickets a show at The Old Vic. The winners will be notified by email.

How to enter
Email your entry to us under the subject line ‘Draw your own Lorax’ at before 12pm GMT on Tuesday 5th January. Please include your full name and your age. You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @OldVicTheatre, but please do email your entry as well. All work must be entirely original and the entrant’s own. Entrants under 18 need permission from their parents or guardians.

Best of luck and we look forward to seeing your work!


Find out more about the Old Vic Voices Off event with Chris Riddell here