The Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge is back for another year of great stories, and this year the theme is heroes.
Now in its seventh year, the short story competition gives students the chance to become real-life published authors. All proceeds of the book go the Starship Foundation.
About the short story competition
The Young Authors Challenge is the perfect opportunity for teachers and parents to inspire children (either individually or as a class) and develop their creativity and literacy skills. The competition awards up to eight budding writers, or classroom, with the chance to be published authors in the 2014 Storybook.
Experienced author John Parker will work with the children whose stories are selected, and they’ll have illustrations drawn by real-life heroes, including rugby star Keven Mealamu.
With all the proceeds from the finished book going to the Starship Foundation, the Young Authors Challenge is a celebration of imagination, storytelling, and the magic of reading.
For more information about the competition and to find out what the judges are looking for, visit www.youngauthorschallenge.co.nz
This would be a great challenge for your child to complete and if your child would like to enter they can by providing their teacher with their piece of writing and they can enter for your child or they can enter online by visiting the above site.
Regards Mr Norman