Children’s author and television scriptwriter Ivor Baddiel has been revealed as the guest judge for our third annual Young Writers Competition, in association with WIZO and PJ Library.
Baddiel, who has worked on reality shows such as The Voice, I’m A Celebrity and X Factor, recently published a comedy whodunnit for children, Britain’s Biggest Star…Is Dad?
The older brother of comedian and author David Baddiel, has also penned more than 14 books aimed at teenagers and football fans, as well as Cock-A-Doodle Quack! Quack! for the youngest among his readers.
Speaking about his role as guest judge, Baddiel said he was “chuffed” to select the winners and runners-up of the writing competition, which is open to ages 7 to 18 in two categories and themed around courage.
He said: “I’m chuffed to be the guest judge for this competition and am looking forward to reading the entries.
“Courage is a great topic to write about because writing, and especially showing your writing to someone else, takes a lot of courage, so everyone who enters has already shown themselves to be very courageous.”
The prizes include an iPad for the winner in each category and one for their school, while runners-up and their schools will receive books or book tokens.
Here’s How To Enter:
Simply write a story or poem about courage – either when you, someone you know, or a fictitious character showed they were courageous – in no more than 300 words.
The competition is open to boys and girlsin two categories: primary (ages seven to 11) and secondary (ages 11 to 18).
The prizes include an iPad for the winner in each category and one for their school, while runners-up will receive a PJ Library Goody Pack (in the primary category) or book tokens (in the secondary category), as well as a selection of books for their schools.
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