J.K. Rowling invited budding young artists between the ages of 7 to 12 years old to illustrate The Ickabog, for the once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published on 10 November 2020.

In the UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India over 18,000 submissions were received. The quality, diversity and sheer imagination of the children’s artwork was incredible to see.

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Ickabog illustration competition, and congratulations to the 34 winners. The winning illustrations can be viewed below.