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Spring Finish the Comic competition

This spring we have a really fun new competition to keep you busy, in partnership with The Phoenix comic.

We are proud to present the brand new and mega-exciting

Spring Finish the Comic competition!

Following on from the Finish the Story competitions we have on the site every summer, we want you to complete a comic story created by Jamie Smart. The person that draws the funniest, strangest and most interesting comic will win a year’s subscription to The Phoenix, and runners up will get their hands on a stack of back issues.

Here’s what to do:


  • Download the image above – right click with the mouse and then choose “Save Picture As” (or ask an adult to help)
  • Print the picture at home or at your local library
  • Think of some really great creative ways to develop Jamie’s story
  • Finish the story with six panels of your own words and pictures (you can go onto the back of the sheet if you need more room)
  • Enter the competition! Sign up to our website and post us your entry, along with your email address and website username.

Here’s our address: Summer Reading Challenge Team, The Reading Agency, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

Good Luck!

Terms and Conditions

  • The closing date for the competition is 30 June 2014.
  • Competition is open to UK and Eire residents only, and entrants must be aged 12 years or under. The judges’ decision is final.
  • If you win a prize, a member of the Summer Reading Challenge team will contact you by email to arrange postage. Any prize that is not claimed within three weeks will be reassigned to a runner up.