This year's competition is now closed - congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of creativity and literacy was very high and we had a great time reading all of the fantabulous entries. Special thanks also go to our wonderful judges; Timmy Mallett, Ross Kemp and Sue Palmer who is also giving a writing workshop to the whole class of the KS2 category winner. You all gave up your time to support our young writing community and we are truly grateful x
Watch out for our next competition!
Hello and welcome to our first ever Little Bookshop's Most Giganticus Writing Competition! We are open for entries from 13th April to children in the RBWM catchment in key stage 1, 2 and 3. The title must include the word 'Little' and have a Roald Dahl-esque Gobble-funk word. There are fantastic prizes to be won! Please see the full list of dos and don'ts and get your kids writing!!
Entry Requirements, Rules etc:
Entry is free.
Stories are to be no longer than 750 words.
The title must include the word ‘Little’.
The story must have a made-up Roald Dahl-esque ‘Gobblefunk’ word that is original.
There are three age categories; Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.
Entrants must be a pupil attending any school in the RBWM catchment area.
Entries are limited to one per person.
Entries can be handwritten or typed but must be scanned if handwritten and all entries must be sent by email.
Where entries are handwritten and illegible they will, unfortunately, have to be disqualified.
All entries must state the child’s full name, age, key stage and school and email address of a parent in the case of notifying the winners. This must be on the email subject and the document.
The final copy submitted for the Competition must be the entrant's own work and cannot be excessively corrected or improved by another person. This does not rule out input or assistance from others but does exclude group entries.
There will be a first, second and third for each category.
Prizes are as follows for each key stage: First = £100 voucher (all vouchers issued are from The Little Bookshop) for the child’s school and a £50 voucher for the child. Second = £25 voucher for the child. Third = £10 voucher for the child. A 2 hour 'Launch your Story' creative writing workshop for the school class of the KS2 winner by Sue Palmer, author of May's Moon. The prizes may or may not be added to.
The opening date for the writing competition is 13th April 2020 and the closing is 30th April 2020.
The winners will be announced in May (date to be confirmed) via email. If confirmation has not been received by us with 48 hours then a replacement winner will be chosen.
Please check our social media accounts, website and newsletters for updates.
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