Colouring Competition


To help promote the release for The Sons of Thestian and Blood of the Delphi I will be running a colouring competition from today (Friday the 28th of October) until Sunday, the 18th of December, 2016, 17:00 GMT.

To enter the competition:

  • Download the image you want to colour, from the selection on this page below. (PLEASE NOTE – These images are see-through PNG’s, so when you click on them, it will appear to send you to an entirely black media file. Simply right-click on the black page and save the picture to your computer. It will appear in your files.)
  • Colour the image in whatever way you see fit! (You can print it out and colour with pencil, or use your computer!)
  • Send your entry to by the 18th of December, 17:00 GMT. Please set the subject line as ‘Colouring Competition’ and include  your name and where you are from* in the body of the email.
  • There is no limit to submissions – you may colour one image, or all of them, or do the same one several times. Only one prize will be awarded per participant (eg. You may not take 1st, 2nd, 3rd place all together). Your best entry will be judged.
  • Please feel free to share your amazing work online. If you do, I would love for you to tag me or send it my way, so I can see and like it on Instagram (@m.e.vaughan), Twitter (@M_E_Vaughan), Facebook (@M. E. Vaughan) and Tumblr (@mevaughan). Also be sure to use the #HarmatiaCycle #TheSonsofThestian and #BloodoftheDelphi tags, so that other fans can see your work too!
  • All submissions will be posted to my Facebook page, with the entrants name! So please check back regularly to see if yours has been posted up, and feel free to share and like the images. If, after the duration of the competition and the winners have been announced, you would like your submission to be removed, please get in contact.
  • By entering this competition, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions found below. Please read these carefully.

Images will be judged and winners will be announced by the 22nd of December, 2016.

* This is simply to prove you are eligible to enter the competition. Please see the Terms & Conditions for more details.

1st Prize:

  • A paperback copy of The Sons of Thestian, Second Edition (UK applicants may have this signed.)
  • An ebook copy of Blood of the Delphi upon publication.
  • + Any additional book from The Book Depository, costing no more than £10.
  • A short critique of your colouring and why it was chosen.

2nd Prize:

  • A paperback copy of The Sons of Thestian, Second Edition (UK applicants may have this signed)
  • An ebook copy of Blood of the Delphi upon publication.
  • A short critique of your colouring and why it was chosen.


3rd Prize:

  • An ebook copy of The Sons of Thestian, Second Edition and Blood of the Delphi upon publication.
  • A short critique of your colouring and why it was chosen.


4th Prize:

  • An ebook copy of The Sons of Thestian.
  • A short critique of your colouring and why it was chosen.

The top 10 submissions will be displayed here, and on the Harmatia Cycle Website, with appropriate credit.



  • This competition is open to anyone worldwide where the Book Depository offers free delivery. Please check carefully that the Book Depository delivers to your country before submitting your entry.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • The competition will commence at 09:00 GMT on 28 October 2016 and all entries must be received by 17:00 GMT on 18th December 2016. The Author accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, ineligible, corrupted or fail to be submitted by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  • To enter, entrants must email their entry to the following address: with ‘Competition Submission’ as their subject line. Applicants must sign with their name, and confirm which country they’re in, and that this country receives free book delivery from the Book Depository.
  • 4 winners will be selected and contacted privately via email to arrange delivery of their prizes. The winners will also be announced via Facebook, and on the Author Website.
  • The top 10 entries will be displayed on the Harmatia Cycle website, and the Author website. Entries can be removed after the competition duration at the Author’s discretion, or at request of the entrants.
  • The prizes are as detailed above.
  • The Author’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.
  • Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Author reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the competition without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrants agree to have their name displayed with their entry, and for their entry to be used in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner and any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party.
  • Entrants may not remove, deface, or cover the copyright credit, artist’s name or title on the images, or claim the art as their own. They may add a signature to the image however, and credit themselves for the colouring. Copyright of the image remains with the author and artists at all times.
  • Entrants may add their own original details to the images (such as patterns, designs, flowers, etc). Entrants may not use any third party stocks, creative commons, or copyrighted imagery, textures or vectors in the image. All content from the entrant must be entirely their own and original. The Author cannot be held accountable for and will remove any entry found to be in breach of copyright.
  • Entrants may not vandalise the pictures to include content that may be perceived as offensive, distasteful, graphic, sexist, racist, homophobic, slanderous, or include any form of hate speech or ideology. The Author reserves the right to refuse any offensive images on these grounds. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • These images are copyrighted. You may not use, sell or redistribute the images in any way except in accordance with the competition rules. Do not use the images for prints, merchandise, sellable content, or for your own commercial gain.
  • Participating in this competition is considered a complete release of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other social media by each entrant and participant. (This means the entrant releases Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other Social Media from any liability in connection with this contest.)
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. You are providing your submission to the author and not to any other party.
  • These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

By entering the competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.


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