Thursday, 11 April 2013
Calling all budding authors!
Specialist gifting website Buyagift.com has launched a new competition to find the next J.K Rowling… under the age of 10! Budding authors are invited to submit their stories on a set theme, with the chance to have their work judged by award-winning writer Giles Paley-Phillips and leading picture book blogger Emma O’Donovan. The winning author will see their work made into a professionally published book and sold on the Buyagift website with all profits going to children’s wishgranting charity Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.
With the Easter holidays now upon us, the experience day specialists wanted to encourage young people to stay active. “We’re all about getting people out and about on experiences, so we wanted to give young creative minds an alternative to marathon TV sessions over the Easter holidays,” said Buyagift CEO Dan Mountain.
Children up to the age of 10 will be able to submit their short stories to be judged by an expert panel that includes famed children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips – the creator of popular stories like The Fearsome Beastie.
“I am hugely honoured to be judging this extremely exciting writing competition, which is set to inspire some budding new writers” said author Giles Paley-Phillips.
All entrants will be writing to a set title of The Unexpected Gift, with Buyagift paying all costs for the winning story to be illustrated and published. The book will then be made available on the Buyagift website, with all profits going to Make-A-Wish.
The competition will run from April 3rd – June 3rd and the winner will be announced by the end of June. Entries should be emailed to email@example.com