North Yorkshire Moors Railway Announce Children’s Drawing Competition Honouring Railway in Wartime

NYMR Drawing Competition

Following the announcement that this year’s Railway in Wartime event has been cancelled, North Yorkshire Moors Railways (NYMR) has launched a specially themed drawing competition. And the winner will receive a trip to the railway for their entire class!

They will also win a personalised headboard and a Pullman Dining Experience for their favourite teacher and a guest.*

The competition is a drawing contest for children, aged between four and eleven. NYMR is inviting parents to encourage their children to think about what the railway might have looked like during wartime. And then to put pen to paper to draw their interpretation of it.

“Excited to see what the children come up with”

During the second world war, Britain’s railways were used more heavily than at any time in their history and played a pivotal role in evacuating thousands of children and transporting them to safety, as well as delivering vital supplies across the breadth of the country.

Drawing competition entries should be submitted via by Friday 28 August at 5pm. And entries will be shortlisted by Chris Price, General Manager of NYMR. Once the top designs have been chosen, voting for the winning candidate will be handed over to the public. They can vote via the railway’s social media channels.

The winner will be announced on 9 October. A time when the Railway in Wartime event that usually welcomes more than 30,000 visitors would have been running.

Chris Price, General Manager of NYMR said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about the past as well as the importance of preserving our heritage railways. It was such a tough decision to have to cancel this year’s Railway in Wartime event due to the global pandemic, but we are so excited to see what the children come up with, and their interpretation of the Railway in Wartime. We’re hoping that this competition gives families the opportunity to get creative and feel inspired during these uncertain times.”

*Terms and conditions apply. For the full competition terms and conditions, and to enter please visit


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