Athena’s Owls: The Shield of Achilles


We have decided to extend the closing date for the latest Athena’s Owls competition to the 10th January: all you need is some paper and pens or pencils to design your person version of Achilles’ famous shield, complete with the people, places, and things that are important to you! Will your shield showcase your family, pets, or even your favourite hobbies? Whatever you choose is entirely up to you – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

To enter, send us a photo of your shield (.jpg or .png format) through our entry form here:

If you’re in need of some inspiration, you can now read our version of the myth of Achilles’ shield here, or keep reading for the some designs by the Athena’s Owls team and full competition details.

Competition details:

This competition will open right after our live session on the 19th December and we welcome entries from anyone aged between 5 and 14 years old in the UK and Ireland. There are three age categories for this competition:

Category 1: 5-7 years old | Category 2: 8-11 years old | Category 3: 12-14 years old

We’re looking for the most inventive and original shields, showcasing what is most important to you – will your shield show your family, friends, pets, favourite story, or perhaps your favourite place to visit? There will be prizes of Book Tokens for the winners and runners up in each category. The closing date is 5pm on Sunday 10th January, and we will announce the winner via Twitter in January.

To enter, send us a photo of your shield (.jpg or .png format) through our entry form here:

Entries are limited to one per child and are completely free. UK & Ireland only. Winners will be contacted via email following the competition.

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