Buyagift young authors competitionI thought I would share this fantastic competition from Buyagift.

“Could your child be the next J.K Rowling?

Do they enjoy books and stories of all stripes and types? We´re delighted to announce Buyagift´s first Young Authors competition – a chance for budding writers to see their work made into their very own professionally finished book.

With the Easter holidays upon us, we thought it would be a great to keep young creative minds occupied over those long weeks off. We´re looking for stories submitted by children up to the age of 10 on the theme of: The Unexpected Gift

The stories will be judged by famous children´s writer Giles Paley-Phillips, the
award-winning author of The Fearsome Beastie, and leading picture book blogger
Emma O´Donovan. Take a look at her blog here.

The winning tale will be published, illustrated and printed into three limited edition books for you and the kids to keep – all of which will paid for by us.

We´ll also be printing 100 copies to be sold on our website, with all profits going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® UK.

We will also be choosing a runner up, and will award them with a children´s gift experience on us worth £100.”


Entering is simple. All you need to do is email us with your story – either in a .doc or .txt format, to
All stories need to be with us by 23.59pm on Monday 3rd June. We would also ask that you submit their full name and age.

For more information, check out

Good Luck!