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Big Cat Writing Competition for Young Authors

Article by Site Editor © 8 November 2012 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).
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Young writers can become published authors as Collins Education launches its Big Cat writing competition.

This is the fourth year the publisher has run the contest, which has seen eight young writers have their work published and sold internationally so far. Open to primary school pupils in years five and six, it originally began as a scheme to raise writing skills, but last year attracted 3,000 entries.

Children are tasked with writing a piece suitable for five to six-year-olds, and this year can choose to tackle a story about bravery, or a poem about a secret hideaway.

Entries will be judged by former children’s laureate Michael Rosen, and Carnegie Medal winner Berlie Doherty.

The two winners will then see their works published by Collins, as well as getting to have a say in the design process, before they are sold alongside authors such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Morpurgo. Winners will also receive £250-worth of books for their school.

The two winning entries will be published as part of the Collins Big Cat reading series, and sold internationally.

The closing date for the competition February 15th 2013. For more information, visit www.collinsbigcat.com

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