Picture someone special

We’re looking for pupils aged 5-8 to create portraits to acknowledge the unsung people in their communities, and post them to us. We firmly believe teachers are a national treasure, and want to celebrate people like you within our communities; teachers, doctors, local shop owners, parents - anyone who a child feels has a positive impact on their daily lives.

Each portrait received will have the chance to be displayed in your local John Lewis summer window. Every portrait will also be entered into a prize draw to win one of 30 individual and school prizes. 


Each individual winner will receive an art box and a framed certificate with their school also winning a signed and framed artist print and a tea party kit for the whole school to enjoy. See the Terms and Conditions for full prize details.


  • Individual pupils aged between 5-8 years old can enter (schools can enter multiple entries)
  • Pupils can submit their entries via drawn or painted artwork and must use the official A4 portrait frame template
  • Each pupil must label the back of their entry with their first name only, age, school name and share with us a short description why that person is special to them
  • To be valid, entries must arrive at the postal address by
    23:59 on Friday 19 May 2017.

Download the Terms and Conditions in the pack below for full details.

Submitting entries

Entries must be posted to:

Bringing Skills to Life, c/o Hopscotch Consulting, 328/9 Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS

Got a question?

Don't hesitate to email skillsforlife@johnlewis.co.uk if you have any questions about this prize draw.

To get started

Simply download the Picture someone special pack below. It includes everything you'll need to take part:

  • Official A4 portrait frame template
  • Teacher overview and suggestions for running this activity with your class
  • Terms and Conditions

Good luck.