Fame! Fortune! An instant ticket to literary stardom! No, not really. But writing competitions are a wonderful way to receive feedback on your stories to help improve them. I am a huge fan of each of these organisations for all they do to encourage new writers and spread the kid’s book love:

• 2nd and 3rd place – picture book manuscript competition, Writers’ Unleashed Festival 2017
• Top 10 placings for x3 picture books, CYA Competition 2017
• 3rd place (non-fiction picture book category), CYA Competition 2016
• 11th (junior fiction category), 12th (picture book category), CYA Competition 2016
• 1st place – junior fiction ‘first page’ competition, Buzz Words 2016
• Special Mention Award – unpublished picture book competition, Kids’ Book Review 2015
• Top 10 (junior fiction category), top 20 (picture book category), CYA Competition 2015
• 5th place – short story e-book anthology competition, Creative Kids’ Tales 2014