Design a Christmas Jumper

Young visitors to East Riding Libraries could win a brand-new Christmas book by entering a festive competition to design a Christmas jumper.

Children or their families simply need to download an entry form and print it at home or collect one at any East Riding Library. They then use the template to design their best – or worst – Christmas jumper.

All creations must be returned by Wednesday, 13 December for a chance to win a new Christmas book.

There are two age groups in the competition: entrants aged 0-6 can win ‘The Owl Who Came for Christmas’, and those aged 7-12 can win ‘A Christmasaurus Carol’, the newest addition to the Christmasaurus series, written by Tom Fletcher.

Competition rules

This is a free-to-enter competition that starts on Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9am and closes on Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 3pm. To enter, participants must be aged 12 and under and the parent/guardian must be a member of East Riding Libraries. There will be two entry categories: 0-6yrs and 7-12yrs. One winner will be chosen from each category. The winners of each category will both receive a book (0-6yrs: The Owl Who Came for Christmas by John Hay, 7-12yrs: A Christmasaurus Carol by Tom Fletcher) and the winners will be contacted directly by their local branch. The prizes will need to be collected from an East Riding Library branch. You may enter up to three designs into the competition and the winning entries will be chosen by our Libraries staff. If chosen to win, your design will be featured in our marketing campaigns and displayed in the local library branch. Winners will be announced on Friday, 15 December 2023. Judges' decision is final. All entrants must have parental consent to enter this competition.

How will the winners be chosen?

Each East Riding Libraries branch will choose their favourite entry from both competition categories. These will then be submitted to the East Riding Librarians, who will then choose their favourites from the pre-selected group. Our East Riding Library staff will then contact them to organise collection of their prize. If we do not get a reply from you after contacting you 3 times, then we will select another winner. If the prize is not collected within one month of the winner being notified, we will select another winner.

Terms and conditions

Competition entry

By entering the competition, you agree to the provisions of these terms and conditions laid out below and comply fully with them.

The competition is open to anyone up to the age of 12 except those directly involved with the competition and judging (including their family and relatives). This competition is still open to the children of ERYC/Libraries staff, provided they are not involved with the judging. You must have permission to enter from your legal guardian and provide the name of your legal guardian in addition to your own. By submitting an entry for the competition your legal guardian is deemed to have given consent and agrees to the use of the entry as described in the terms and conditions. East Riding of Yorkshire Council will verify the age and identity of the selected winner once selected.

The closing date for submissions is 3pm on Wednesday, 13 December 2023. Any submissions received after this time will not be eligible to enter the competition.

By submitting a drawing into this competition, each entrant confirms and warrants that:

  • They are the sole author of each entry and that it is their original work; East Riding of Yorkshire Council cannot be liable if another person's rights are breached, and the parent or guardian of the entrant agrees to indemnify East Riding of Yorkshire Council in respect of any claim from a third party that the entrant's work infringes their rights.
  • They own the intellectual property rights of each image
  • East Riding Yorkshire Council have permission to use the imagery provided across their marketing channels as long as full credit is given to the creator of the drawing

If you are a winner, you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and agree to the use of your name, age, drawing and photograph in such publicity, for example, the publication of your drawing with your name on the council website, or via council social media channels and in council press releases. If you object to any or all of your name, age, drawing and photograph being published or made available, please write this on your entry sheet and inform the staff member at your East Riding Library branch.

Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted in respect of their entry. No feedback will be given on any entry.

Entries cannot be returned.

What to enter?

  • A maximum of 3 entries may be entered per applicant.
  • All designs must be handed in at an East Riding Libraries branch or mobile library before the closing date on 13 December 2023 at 3pm.
  • East Riding Yorkshire Council reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries from the competition for any reason. The judges' decision will be final.

Privacy notice

Personal information provided by entrants will be used for the purposes of administering the Design Your Own Christmas Jumper Competition 2023 with East Riding Libraries and will be shared with the judges as necessary for this purpose.

Unless you object as set out above, the name, age and photograph of the winners will be publicly announced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and used in publicity.

Wonderful what's on

Join us for festive themed theatre and storytime events.

We have a wide range of regular groups and events. Our branch libraries are kept warm and comfortable, come along, sit, relax, join in with crafting, coding, board games, chats about books and everything else. All ages welcome.

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Cosy Christmas reads

Get comfortable with a festive read. Reserve online to pick up in branch. Or choose an eBook or eAudiobook.

Relax with our Digital Library

To access any of our online catalogue services or digital library items, you need to be a member of East Riding Libraries and have a card number with Pin. Find out how to join the library for free.

Mini Reading Challenge

Join in The Reading Agency Winter Mini Challenge and read books to unlock digital achievements.

You can download the activity sheets, a reading record and certificates to keep here, or young people can sign up to a free account at, record the books they read between 1 December and 19 February, write a short review and get digital achievements added to their profile.

The Reading Agency's website also has videos from popular children's authors, activities, reading-at-home tips to encourage reluctant readers and fun ways to read together.

Image shows the Reading Agency and partner logos for the mini challenge, alongside winter themed characters illustrated by Loretta Schauer, on a snow inspired artwork background by Lizzie Everard.


Mental Health Check-In

With darker evenings and colder days, it's natural to feel more down than usual. This festive period isn't always a happy time for everyone. It's important to also take care of your mental health. Check out our books on prescription, Boditrax offers and more in the health zone.

Health and Wellbeing with Libraries

If you are ever concerned about your or a loved one's mental health, you can find information and advice on Healthy Minds in East Riding.

Christmas opening times

Our branches will be closed or have reduced hours over the Christmas period. We will be sharing our full opening times schedule soon.

Remember - our online services and digital library is open 24/7 so you can always reserve, renew and borrow when it is convenient for you.