Can you colour, write a story or draw a picture? Well then we have a competition for you and lots of great prizes, so read on to be in with your chance to win.

Each week between now and the Easter weekend, we will have pages of activities to help keep us amused through the lockdown. We want to see what you create, so please upload pictures of your efforts or enter our short story competition for under 16s with the entry forms below.

Once validated, your entry will be visible in the gallery below so make sure to check back to see what you and our other readers have entered. Also, be sure to post up pictures of yourselves while you are working on the puzzles. We will print as many as we can. And there are lots of great prizes to be won in our three competitions.

Competition 1: puzzle pages for under eights

On our puzzle pages, we have a collect-and-win grid for our under-eight readers. All you have to do is collect the pieces each week, stick them into the grid, colour it in and upload a picture of it with the first form below.

Competition 2: under-12 artists

Many of you last year coloured in our cover, but this year we would like our readers under 12 to create your own picture. Draw your farm or the countryside around you. Upload your pictures via the first entry form below and we will print some of the best entries every week in Irish Country Living.

Competition 3: under-16s short-story competition

Are you able to tell a story? We are calling on budding young agricultural journalists and writers to compose a short story of 500 words or less. Upload your story with the form below and we will print some in the paper every week between now and Easter.

The prizes

Our readers often send in pictures wearing their Irish Farmers Journal gear, so we know you love it. We have buckets packed with goodies for the five best entries in all three categories. The bucket will have a selection of gear: bobble hats, mugs, backpacks, rain ponchos water bottle, the all-important hi-vis vest, wellies and also a €50 book token to keep you further entertained.

So get your entries into us and look out for your picture or story to appear on the pages. Have fun, everyone.

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