National Play in Hospital Week Competition opens!

As part of this year’s National Play in Hospital Week, this year we are encouraging hospitals and hospices to host a creative competition for patients to represent ‘50 Years of Play in Hospital’. We are leaving this open for individuals to interpret their thoughts on the event however they desire – some ideas could include drawing a 50th celebration card, writing a song / poem, or perhaps compiling some research about how play in hospital has changed since the 1960s.

We are encouraging hospitals to add participants’ works to a display board about ‘50 Years of Play in Hospitals’ to raise awareness within your hospital.

How to enter: Please select your top 3 entries and either post or scan them to Starlight by Wednesday 30th October.  The regional winners, national winner and national winning hospital will be awarded wonderful prizes, which have been generously donated by Hawkin’s Bazaar..

Entrants can be scanned and emailed to or sent via post to Starlight Children’s Foundation, P.O. Box 4267, Goring, Reading, RG8 0WY.

To find out more about National Play in Hospital Week, click here