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2021 Book for Children Competition

Dr Joanna Nadin is our 2021 Book for Children Judge

Joanna is the author of more than 80 books for children, teenagers and adults, including the award-winning Penny Dreadful series, the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy, and the critically acclaimed Joe All Alone – now a BAFTA-winning BBC series. She has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, as well being shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Prize, the Best Book Awards and Queen of Teen. Her latest series is The Worst Class in the World.

Prize money in the Book for Children is 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200. Plus an opportunity to win a Local Prize of £100.

Entries to the Book for Children Competition should be aimed at readers between the ages of 7-16 years. We require either the first two chapters or first twenty pages, whichever is the shortest, together with the synopsis of up to two pages and the age range of the book specified. The entries must be anonymous.

Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully to ensure you entry is accepted.