Prebendal Young Writer of the Year 2017

Posted on: 12 Apr 2017

The Prebendal has announced the return of its popular Young Writer of the Year story writing competition for children in school Years 3-6.

This year, the multi award-winning children's bookshop owner and children's author, Tamara Macfarlane, will be involved in the final round of judging and will present the prizes at the special evening awards ceremony at The Prebendal School on Friday 23rd June 2017.

Children in school Years 3-6 are asked to submit an original fictional short story of no more than 600 words. Entries will be judged on originality, story structure, characterisation and imaginative use of language.

Children's author, Tamara Macfarlane, owns the Tales on Moon Lane Children's Bookshop which has twice won the Children's Independent Bookshop of the Year. It was also voted one of the London's top five bookshops.

Tamara, a former teacher, has vast experience in the importance of author events in engaging children in reading and has completed over 180 school author events for her Amazing Esme series of Hodder and the Dylan's Amazing Dinosaur series for Simon & Schuster.

"This kind of event gets everyone's imagination running wild and I'm really looking forward to reading the entries and meeting the young writers."
Tamara Macfarlane

"I'm continually impressed by the amazing creativity of young writers. With this competition, we want to encourage children to get writing and see where it takes them." Robert Brittain, Head of English, The Prebendal 

The deadline for entries is 31st May 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in each Year group. 

The Prebendal Young Writer of the Year 2017 - Flyer
The Prebendal Young Writer of the Year 2017 - Info & Rules
The Prebendal Young Writer of the Year 2017 - Tamara Macfarlane Bio


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