Winners announced for children’s novel competition

We are pleased to announce the following winners for our novel for children competition.

Pre-school: The Doo-da Hoo-Ha by Fiona Barker

This is awarded first prize for the pre-school group as it has a great message. We had numerous entries which looked at plastic in oceans from the perspective of animals caught up in it, but this goes to the heart of the problem – the endless throwaway plastic toys and fads marketed at kids that end up as waste. Also it showed these toys from the perspective of young children and playground politics so was relatable to its target audience, in a fun and engaging way. Read the winning story here.

Honourable mentions for the pre-school category also go to the following:

‘Billie MacNilly’s Family Tree’ by Julia Hadley

The Water’s Way by Marilyn Anne Campbell

Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun by Joan and Rhona Osbaldeston

Young Readers: Field Trip by Terry Lowell

Field Trip by Terry Lowell is awarded first prize for the young readers group. Our judges loved the brilliant time travel plot with a great twist at the end. A lovely story that shows how we may get from where we are to where we want to be. Read the winning story here

Honourable mentions also go to the following:

Binbag Billy by Andy McFarlane which was a close second.

Three Green Thieves by Frederick Martinus

00 Tree Secret Agent of the New Forest by Susie Laan

Orzo coffee sponsored prizes for our children’s story competition.

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