How to enter


Get your entry pack

Download our entry pack, or request one to be posted to you.


Draw your robot

Create your robot on the plain A4 sheet of paper include.

You can use art medium you like!


Label up to five important features on your drawing

Let the judges know about all your robot’s useful gadgets.


Describe your robot in up to 200 words.

You might want to mention some of the features you labelled on the drawing, as well how the robot works, who would use it, and what it does.


Complete our online entry form

Scan or photograph your entry page into a computer, or return your entry pack by post and fill out our online entry form before the deadline to be in with a chance to win.

Competition Details

  • Opens for entries: 12th April 2021
  • Deadline for entries: 23rd May 2021
  • Winners announced: 23rd June 2021


  • A Thames Komos Coding & Robotics Kit (courtesy of RAIN)
  • Unique and exclusive prizes courtesy of our guest judges


Fiona MacDonald
Head of Learning, Design Museum

Dr Louise Dennis
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester / RAIN Hub

Fiona is Head of Learning at the Design Museum and Co-Founder of architectural education organisation, MATT+FIONA.

Louise is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, and a member of the Robotics and AI in Nuclear (RAIN) hub.

Entry Criteria

  1. The Draw A Robot Competition is open to UK children in Key Stage 1 (aged 5 – 7 years, see Terms and Conditions below).
  2. You do not have to be registered at a UK school to enter.
  3. Only individual entries will be accepted.
  4. Your entry must include:
    • a drawing of a robot in any medium, drawn on a blank piece of paper.
    • up to five features, labelled on the drawing
    • a written description of your robot, in up to 100 words
  5. Your entry must be entirely your own work.
  6. You must complete our online form no later than the 23rd May to be in with a chance to win.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries to the competition are open from 12th April to 23rd May 2021.
  2. To enter, children must be born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2015 and residing in the United Kingdom.
  3. Entries must be submitted via our online form by 23:59 BST on the 23rd May 2021. Entries received by post without an accompanying electronic form submission will not be considered.
  4. Entries will be scored, by an independent judging panel, on:
    • the creativity of the robot drawing;
    • the utility of the robot’s task or job;
    • the feasibility of the robot design.
  5. By entering, you grant permission to the EPSRC UK-RAS Network to use your submitted drawing, name, and age in promotional materials both online and in print.
  6. Winners will be invited to a virtual award ceremony on the 22nd June, as part of the UK Festival of Robotics.

Competition Partners