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Shakespeare Week in association with Paperchase

Paperchase are proud to be supporting Shakespeare Week and a season of family activities at Shakespeare’s family homes.

We passionately believe in nurturing creativity. So, with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust we are encouraging everyone to take part in the celebrations marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is leading the UK-wide celebration of the first ever Shakespeare Week (17-23 March) with a line-up of fun weekend activities in Stratford-upon-Avon, the place where it all began. The charity has teamed up with the UK’s top stationers, (that will be us!) to run a special season at the five Shakespeare family homes for young children to encounter mythical beasts, enchanted gardens and gruesome diseases of days gone by. For more details on what’s in store visit

The activities don't end there, as part of the Shakespeare Week activities, we are inviting you to design a postcard with a Shakespeare theme. This could be a scene from one of the plays, a character or a portrait of William Shakespeare. The winning design will be sold in selected UK Paperchase stores, the designer will also win a bag of pens, pencils and other stationery goodies.

Read the pointers below before submitting your entry!

  • The entry process opens 17th March and closes 23:59 GMT 21st August 2014
  • A shortlist of 10 entries will be selected from which the winning design will be chosen
  • Final winner will be announced on 11th September 2014
  • Entries should be submitted by a parent or guardian
  • Dimensions: A4
  • Please ensure you read and fully understand the terms and conditions of the competition before submitting your entries.
  • Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Paperchase Products Limited and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to use them for publication and exhibition.
  • To apply by post, please send your entry to the address below:

    Paperchase Shakespeare Postcard Competition
    FAO Marketing & PR
    Paperchase Products Ltd
    12 Alfred Place
    WC1E 7EB

    Please note, due to the volume of entrants received, we cannot return postal entries.

    Shakespeare Week in association with Paperchase