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July 14th, 2011 45 comments

Doctor Who Adventures winner – Video

It’s a screamer! Monster prize for Doctor Who Adventures competition winner

A 12 year-old girl from Suffolk has won a national competition to design a Doctor Who monster for Doctor Who Adventures magazine. Jessica Rickarby’s design of a monster called ‘Screamer’ has been turned into a comic strip character for Doctor Who Adventures magazine and has been made into a 10 inch model, currently terrifying visitors to the Doctor Who Experience in Kensington Olympia. The competition received over 1,000 entries including from schools, one of which used the competition as part of their art class.

An expert panel of editorial staff judged the competition which asked readers to give the monster a name, a home planet, a weapon and special powers. The winning design was then turned into a comic strip by the Doctor Who Adventures team, which appeared in last week’s issue..

This was then sent to a model maker, who created a model from the artwork. The ‘Screamer’ has just been put on display at the highly-praised ‘Doctor Who Experience’ at Kensington Olympia and will remain on show for approximately three months before being given to Jessica to keep. As part of their prize, Jessica also received a family ticket for four to visit the Experience and see the model on display.

According to Natalie Barnes, editor of Doctor Who Adventures: “The popularity of our Design A Monster competition highlighted the amazing imagination of children in the UK – but as soon as we saw the Screamer we knew that Jessica’s creation was the winner.

With the ability to render its victim unconscious by screaming in its face, the Screamer was so original and so scary, we had to ask the model-maker to make sure it wasn’t too terrifying for adults!”

Categorised under: Doctor Who Adventures, Magazine


  • i wear a fez now

    July 22nd, 2011 - 10:48am

    Screamer is a fantastic idea, shame they had to put it in a not very good comic 😀

  • forever dalek 1323

    July 16th, 2011 - 7:58pm

    i can think of anotehr power for the screamer the ability to slap its victim endlesley

  • bowtiemadjacob

    July 15th, 2011 - 10:14pm

    Hey booboo i won the top upload this week and got 10 packs of doctor who mi cards!

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2011 - 10:17pm

      well done, are you Jake Midwinter?

  • anthony

    July 15th, 2011 - 7:51am

    im talkin about u no that compatission two win stuff thats worth £ 2.000000 somethin like that and yes well done i seen it on news round i was freaked out how scary does that look like out of ten does it beat the troll doll or the new seres doll autons well out a ten booboo should they realse i would be scared dosent it loook horrific

  • Doctor Stu

    July 15th, 2011 - 7:26am

    ive seen this at the experience, its really good! :mrgreen:

    • Mumble5557

      July 16th, 2011 - 8:12am

      Its at the experience?

    • Boodleoo

      July 16th, 2011 - 10:17am

      Yeah towards the end

    • Mumble5557

      July 16th, 2011 - 7:26pm

      WOW I Can’t Wait

  • Boodleoo

    July 15th, 2011 - 7:24am

    I can’t believe she gets to keep it I wouldn’t like that in my bedroom to wake up to.

  • Dalek Sec

    July 15th, 2011 - 7:05am

    It looks like a facehugger with a random head growing out the top!

    • Dalek Sec

      July 15th, 2011 - 7:31am

      It looks like something that wants to bite your face off! They should make this in 5 inch figure scale! BTW which Doctor Who Adventures copy is this going to be in?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2011 - 7:33am

      it was actually in issue 224, they got a bit behind with there press release

    • Anonymous

      July 18th, 2011 - 5:50am


    • Dalek Sec

      July 18th, 2011 - 5:50am

      That was me above!

  • NHarty

    July 15th, 2011 - 5:57am

    love that screamer! good job! 😀

  • doc11

    July 15th, 2011 - 12:06am

    Eh the editor is hawt! how come?

    • guy

      July 15th, 2011 - 12:10am

      Esp for a doctor who thing, they are usually not hot at all


    July 14th, 2011 - 11:05pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ,that Matt Smith dummy is creepy and barely looks like him!


      July 15th, 2011 - 7:00am

      I thought that when I saw a picture of it!!!

    • Boodleoo

      July 15th, 2011 - 7:20am

      I know it’s actually freaky I think it’s 👿

    • i wear a fez now

      July 22nd, 2011 - 10:50am

      Agreed, he looks like an auton!

  • melina

    July 14th, 2011 - 8:55pm


  • king gerbil

    July 14th, 2011 - 8:52pm

    looks like a smiler head

  • Boodleoo

    July 14th, 2011 - 8:27pm

    Not being horrible but is she really 12?

    • Boodleoo

      July 14th, 2011 - 8:29pm

      I’ve seen this in person and it actually is quite scary.


      July 14th, 2011 - 10:16pm

      She’s 12!!!!! I’m stunned, they grow up early these days.

  • Joe

    July 14th, 2011 - 8:05pm

    that would be awesome in the TV show

  • amypnd

    July 14th, 2011 - 11:50am

    this is on news round now. it is cool,

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2011 - 12:00pm

      yes i hope they repeat it on BBC1

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    July 13th, 2011 - 8:15am

    I entered the competition but I did not win 😡

  • doctorwhocrazyfreak

    July 8th, 2011 - 7:35am

    ohhhh how is that fair i had uneat couloring.
    reply if you had uneat couloring

  • anthony

    July 7th, 2011 - 8:51pm

    who won i enterd awwwwwwwwwwww i never win any thing


    July 7th, 2011 - 6:15pm

    I entered the second of these competitions, but I’m a pretty rubbish artist so I doubt I’ll win.


      July 7th, 2011 - 6:51pm

      I don’t enter because I’m a rubbish artist!

  • DoctorWhoForever

    July 7th, 2011 - 4:43pm

    Not trying to be rude my friend but, you seem to be using my username :/

    • doctorwhoforever

      July 7th, 2011 - 6:49pm

      Sorry. I’ve never noticed you. I have been using this for a while now. I quite like this user name. I’ll have a think about maybe having a new user name. If I can’t think of one or love the user name I’ll changing it to.


      July 8th, 2011 - 7:46am

      I have changed it to IAMTHEDOCTOR11. Thanks. I actually prefer this user name.

  • BAXI

    July 7th, 2011 - 3:35pm

    I entered and was waiting for the result and I’m quite sad I never won, I thought mine was good 🙁

    • doctorwhoforever

      July 7th, 2011 - 4:20pm

      What was it?

    • BAXI

      July 7th, 2011 - 4:39pm

      It was a 7ft green monster with orange spots covering it, it wore a waistcoat with shirt and tie and had numerous weapons. It had three legs, two arms each with 6 figures on each hand

    • doctorwhoforever

      July 7th, 2011 - 6:45pm

      Now that is an awsome monster. That definatly should have won. Never mind. You’ve shown them something for sure.

    • BAXI

      July 7th, 2011 - 6:58pm

      Thanks, at least someone thought it was good


      July 7th, 2011 - 7:02pm

      I thought it sounded cool too!! Bad luck that you didn’t win though, I would have liked to have seen it for real.


      July 8th, 2011 - 7:42am

      That goes for me too.

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