Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) with our exciting design competition for school children! 🚂🎨

NYMR, Britain's most popular heritage railway that welcomes over 300,000 visitors annually, is inviting young designers up to 16 years old to create a 50th Anniversary headboard design using this template (Click to Download).

The winning design will be picked by one of the stars of The Big Steam Adventure, our very own Paul 'Piglet' Middleton and will be made in to a full-size headboard, and the lucky winner and their family (Up to 2 Adults & 4 Children) will also receive a fantastic family day out, with the headboard in use on one of the services they travel on. Plus, at the end of the day, the winner will also receive their designed headboard! 🎁

Tips For Your Design

  • Use bright colours
  • Use the whole of the available headboard space
  • Consider including 'NYMR' or 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway' words
  • View our Steam & Diesel locomotives for shape & colour ideas

How To Enter

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to showcase your creativity and be a part of NYMR's milestone celebration. Email a photograph or scan of your entry, by Sunday 14 May 2023, to [email protected] and you could be the winner of this special commemorative design competition!

Competition Terms and Conditions

  • Open to UK children aged up to 16 years old only.
  • Closing date of the competition is Sunday 14 May 2023 and entries sent after the closing date will not be considered.
  • A winner will be selected by Paul 'Piglet' Middleton and announced by Monday 29 May 2023. Update 07/06/2023 Piglet's been a little busy at the minute, we'll get some time with him in the next few weeks to choose a winner.
  • By submitting an entry you are agreeing that the drawing and details can be used for all marketing and promotional purposes.
  • Once selected by the public, the winner’s parents/guardians will be notified and will have 72 hours to claim the prize. Failure to reply to notification within this time period renders the competition void and a replacement winner will be selected and contacted.
  • Winner will be contacted via email / phone.
  • We may ask for the original drawing to reproduce the headboard.
  • Prize for the one winner is: a trip to the railway for a family up to 2x Adults (16+) & 4x Children (0-15) and a personalised headboard of their winning design (made from Dibond material). 
  • Date of travel to be agreed between the winner and NYMR. Valid in the 2023 season up to 5 November 2023 (excluding 21-24 September 2023). 
  • Headboard will be displayed on a service on date of travel.
  • The prize will automatically be void if sold, offered for sale or if any attempt or offer is made to transfer the prize for value.
  • There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
  • The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
  • The name, email address and a contact number of the winner and their parent/guardian will be requested for prize fulfilment and may be passed to a third-party provider for prize arrangement.
  • The Competition winner may be invited and agree to take part in post-competition publicity as may be requested by the promoter.
  • By accepting the prize, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the competition winner consents that the promoter may use his/her name, photograph, likeness (including his/her voice), hometown and biographical information and statements concerning the competition or the promoter and/or its products without further compensation or notice for the purpose of advertising, promotion, and merchandising, throughout the world in perpetuity, and the competition winner grants all rights to edit or modify and to publish and copyright such details.
  • The decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.