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A Write Laugh
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 8:30 am
Posted On 2020-05-05 16:52:36 |  Last Update 2020-05-06 07:10:35 |  Read 7421 times | 0 Comments

Guy Bass (author of Stitch Head and Skeleton Keys) launches funny writing competition for children, inviting you to give him A WRITE LAUGH.

Guy is looking for nine hilarious stories written by children aged 5-13 years to publish in a special eBook which will be available for readers to download online. Stories should be no more than 500 words and they can be on any topic, but they must make the judges laugh out loud! Our friends at The Week Junior will also be selecting their favourite story to publish in the magazine.

There are three categories: 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-13 years and there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category. Also up for grabs are stacks of funny books and a subscription to The Week Junior Magazine.

Not sure where to start? Guy has asked lots of his author friends to supply hints, tips and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing. Visit authorfy.com/masterclasses/awritelaugh to watch videos from Guy, Gareth P. Jones, Swapna Haddow, Catherine Doyle and many more! 

How to enter:
1) Make sure an adult has read the Terms & Conditions below.
2) Check your story is no more than 500 words and all your own, original work.
2) Email your story to awritelaugh@littletiger.co.uk and be sure to include your name, age and the town/city in which you live.

Terms & Conditions
  • A Write Laugh (the “Competition”) is organised by the Little Tiger Group.
  • Little Tiger Group reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Little Tiger Group reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules without notice in any event outside Little Tiger Group’s reasonable control.
  • Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Little Tiger Group reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules.
Competition eligibility
  • The competition is open to full time residents of the UK, aged between five and thirteen years old on 31st May 2020. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.
  • The competition is not open to employees of the Little Tiger Group, Dennis Publishing, Authorfy and their immediate family.
  • The winner and their parent/guardian may be required to take part in media interviews.
Entry process
  • The deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Sunday 31st May 2020. Entries received after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Entrants must submit a short story of up to 500 words in length. Entries must be written in English.
  • Entrants must submit their short story via email to awritelaugh@littletiger.co.uk All entrants must provide their short story, child and parent name, child age, child and parent address, parent email address and phone number.
  • Entries submitted in any other way will not be considered.
Conditions of entry
  • All entries must be the entrant’s own original writing. Little Tiger Group will not be responsible for any infringements of copyright committed by entrants. Entrants must agree to indemnify Little Tiger Group against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  • Entries must never have been published in any manner, form or media in any part of the world, and must not have been submitted to any other publisher or producer.
  • Entries must not contain offensive, obscene, defamatory or other unsuitable material.
  • An adult will be required to approve the entry and agree to the Terms and Conditions (including the originality of the story, the contract terms and publication of the story) on behalf of the entrant. The adult must be the child’s parent or guardian. The adult must provide their own contact details (not the child’s) and the region in which the child lives.
  • Only one entry per person may be submitted. Entries must be written by one person only. Joint entries will not be considered.
  • There is no purchase requirement to enter this competition.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By submitting a story, the entrant grants Little Tiger Group permission to publish the entry online for free download and in print media for promotional purposes. Little Tiger Group will not publish any entries for financial gain without entering into a separate publishing agreement with the author.
Winner announcement
  • The judges will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner per category. Nine winners in total will be notified by email by 22nd June 2020.
  • One of the nine winners will be additionally designated the The Week Junior winner and their story will be published in The Week Junior. 
The prize
  • 1st prize winners will have their story published in an eBook free to read and download online, a year’s subscription to The Week Junior and £100 worth of Little Tiger books.
  • 2nd prize winners will have their story published in an eBook free to read and download online and £75 worth of Little Tiger books.
  • 3rd prize winners will have their story published in an eBook free to read and download online and £50 worth of Little Tiger books.
  • Prizes are non–transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • Little Tiger Group is GDPR compliant. Any personal data relating to entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s consent. We will only use the information you provide to determine your eligibility and to contact you in relation to your entry. Data relating to entrants will be retained by Little Tiger Group for a reasonable period after the competition closes, to assist Little Tiger Group to operate the competition in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the competition. Once the winners have been notified and prizes distributed we will delete all data relating to the competition.
  • By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to having their name, age, town/city and photograph published in the media, online and on social channels managed by Little Tiger Group, The Week Junior and Authorfy.
  • Winners must be willing to provide a recent photograph of the entrant that can be used in the press. The child/parent must also be willing to be interviewed by a representative from Little Tiger Group and the press including on TV/radio.
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