Joanna Lumley’s Children’s Challenge – Draw a Goat for Darfur – Free!

Our wonderful Patron Joanna Lumley OBE, challenges children to draw or paint their very own Goat!  Please note: This competition is now closed. All submissions can be viewed here.

Joanna says: “Try to see what a goat really looks like: I copied the dear little creature shown by Kids for Kids, a charity I love with all my heart. Why not join in: do your best and it will be perfect!”


Fun competition during isolation
– Joanna Lumley has drawn the first goat.  Now it’s your turn to get involved!  Get out your pencils, crayons, markers, paint and start creating a lovely little goat of your own. There will be three age groups to enter in:

A) 6 years and under  B) 7 to 9 years, or C) 10 to 12 years.  If you are under 6 years old and would like to colour in a goat, instead of drawing your own, click here to print one off!

First Prize: A Family of Three cuddly Goats
Second Prize: Cuddly Mummy Goat
Third Prize: Cuddly Baby Kid Goat

Deadline for entries: May 29th 2020


Free to enter! 
In fact, you will all be winners because every piece of artwork will be posted on the Kids for Kids Drawn…to Darfur website.   Why Goats?   Because goat’s milk will help build up children’s strength in Darfur to withstand the COVID-19 virus.  Malnutrition is a real threat, and if the virus takes off in Darfur many children will succumb.  Let’s provide as many goats as we can!  And we all love goats!

To learn all about our Goats, click here.  Kids for Kids lends five goats to families in a village and after two years when the small flock has grown, five goats are passed on to help another family in the village. The best investment ever.  You can give a Goat to a child in Darfur by clicking here! 

If you would like to see what else Kids for Kids is doing to stop the virus spreading and help families at this worrying time for us all, see Three Things You Can Do Right Now to make a real difference right now.

How to enter the competition:

Once your goat is finished, make sure to email it to us (scan or JPG please) at contact@kidsforkids.org.uk or send it by post to: Joanna’s Children’s Challenge, Kids for Kids, P.O. Box 456, Dorking, RH4 2WS.  Please do not fold your drawing, and for safeguarding purposes please can you include the below details on a separate piece of paper:

  • Your name – as you would like it to appear with your drawing on our website
  • Your age
  • Name of your School
  • Your address – so we can send the winners their prizes! (Addresses will not be published)

Please note: Submissions will only be accepted via email or post. We will not acknowledge receipt of your submission but you can search for it on our Drawn…to Darfur Gallery here.

On Sunday 26th April, Patricia Parker was interviewed about this competition on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex:

And…here are some goats in Darfur to inspire your drawings!