Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

It all begins with an idea…

Roald Dahl’s stories often began as tiny ideas scribbled into his ‘Ideas Book’ before they became his much loved stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and The BFG.

Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge is looking for creative and exciting story ideas from 5-12 year olds across Australia

Could it be YOU?

HOW TO ENTER:
Submit your BEST story IDEA in under 100 words
You can only enter once
by
16 April 2019

PRIZES:
CHOOSE which major prize you want to apply for
Your story idea turned into a book
Your story idea turned into a theatre creation
Your story idea turned into a Minecraft world

Roving reporter and reviewing the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory play

There are also FIVE libraries of Roald Dahl books to be won

All the information you need is at
Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge Australia

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Let your imagination take flight…

‘Total Quack Up!’ Writing Competition

If you like to write and your dream is to be a published author then the Total Quack Up! Writing Competition is for YOU!

Penguin Random House is offering the opportunity for a young writer (12 years and under) to have his or her story published in ‘Total Quack Up’.  Yes, that could be YOU!

Total Quack Up! is a humorous short story collection to be published by Penguin Random House in October. It will be filled with funny short stories by lots of your favourite authors including Sally Rippin, Adrian Beck, Jacqueline Harvey, Matt Stanton, Alex Miles, Tristan Bancks, R.A Spratt, Oliver Phommavanh, Deb Abela and the legendary Paul Jennings. The illustrations by talented James Foley will quack you up! 

‘Sally and I will be reading every single entry and most of all we want kids to make us laugh out loud! The stories can be about anything—they can be embarrassing, possibly spooky or even a little gross! And personally, I love a twist, so I’m hoping for some surprise endings.’ (Adrian Beck)

Your funny short story must be a minimum of 500 words and submitted online HERE by Sunday, July 29. 

Total Quack Up! is a wonderful initiative. Watch this segment on Kids WB to learn how the authors are donating their stories and the money from the royalties of the book will go to the Dymocks Children’s Charities to help children who don’t have access to books. What a win-win! When you buy a copy of Total Quack Up! you can laugh and have fun reading the book and feel good knowing you have helped other kids have the opportunity to own books too.

Good luck if you are entering the competition! Get busy writing!!

Happy writing!