2:23 pm, Tuesday, 20th June 2023

Take Part in our NHS turns 75 drawing competition

The National Health Service turns 75 on 5 July 2023. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to help us celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday hero – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

The NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated care board would like to work with all primary and secondary schools in the area to launch a drawing competition, with the winner receiving a prize and a framed copy of the final artwork.

What’s the big idea?

We want to encourage all schoolchildren to take part by submitting a picture of ‘what the NHS means to them’. The picture can be a line drawing, painting, charcoal…. The one and only criteria is it has to depict what the  NHS means to the artist.

What do you have to do?

Promote the competition, encouraging children to take part.

Any child participating should ask their parent/carer to submit their entries electronically to the following email address hnyicb.communications@nhs.net

Entries must include Name, Age and Postcode only.


Entries to be submitted by Sunday 9th July. Overall winning piece will be picked by us at the end of NHS birthday month in July and the winner will be notified by email.

Please be reassured that no personal details will be shared unless we have the explicit consent of the winning child and their parent/carer.