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In October 2013 we launched our Let's Get Writing competition for the academic year. In 2014, based on feedback from teachers, we gave the competition a superhero theme for the rest of the academic year.

We received 45,000 entries from over 1,100 schools nationwide! Once all the books has been published our editors had the hard but rewarding task of selecting 3 school winners and shortlisting 20 pupils' work, which was sent to our judge, poet and author Roger Stevens, who chose the 5 pupil winners. Roger had a tough time picking just 5 winners, in fact he chose to highly commend an extra pupil for their work too!

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part.

Pupil Winners

Each pupil has won a £50 National Book Token and have the opportunity to showcase some of their work on their own page on the Young Writers' website (watch this space!)

Molly Cushing (11), Grewelthorpe CE Primary School, North Yorkshire
Published in Let's Get Writing - Worlds Of Imagination
Read About Molly Cushing
View Molly's poems including "Monster".

Eve Jessica Nutter (11), St Winefride's Catholic Primary School, West Yorkshire
Let's Get Writing - Tales From West Yorkshire
Read "All Things Big Start Small"

Aidan Hincks, Wetherby Pre-Preparatory School, London
Let's Get Writing Superhero Stories - Southern England
Read About Aidan
View Aidan's poems including "Punctuation Man" and his illustrations.

Nylah James (9), Laycock Primary School, London
Let's Get Writing Superhero Stories - London & Surrey
Read "The Vortex Diamond"

Maesa Hussain (11), Independent Entry
Published in Let's Get Writing - Worlds Of Imagination
Read "Mangoes"

Highly Commended

Arthur Phillips (8), Benedict Biscop CE Academy, Sunderland
Published in Let's Get Writing Superhero Stories - The North East
Read "Discombulated Boy"

School Winners

1st Prize - Tithe Barn Primary School, Stockport
A day’s workshop with Roger Stevens!

Roger Stevens is an author, poet and performer who visits schools, libraries, festivals and museums all over the UK.

Roger's new novel, 'The Comic Cafe' (Frances Lincoln) was published in 2012. 'The Journal of Danny Chaucer' (Orion), a verse-novel for teenagers, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Roger has compiled several poetry anthologies, for both and adults and children. Most recently 'A Million Brilliant Poems - Part One' (A&C Black), which was nominated for the CPLE award, 'Off By Heart' (A&C Black) and 'What Rhymes with Sneeze' (A&C Black). His poems for children appear in more than 200 anthologies.

Roger has taught creative writing for adults at the University of Sussex and is currently working with Roehampton University and The Poetry Society developing a new poetry module for the teacher-training curriculum. 'Able Writers in Your School' (Brilliant Publications), a book for teachers, was written with Brian Moses.

2nd Prize - Bonaly Primary School, Edinburgh
£500

3rd Prize - Sherborne Preparatory School, Dorset £250 of non-fiction books thanks to our friends at DK Books (Dorling Kindersley):

Super Trucks
Think of a Number
1000 Inventions and Discoveries
Space - A Children's Encyclopedia
Stars and Planets
Utterly Amazing Science
Skeleton
Show Me The Money
100 Inventions That Made History
Science - A Children's Encyclopedia
100 People Who Made History
Human Body
History Year by Year
The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book
Supernature
Dinosaur!
Superhuman Encyclopedia

Find out more about their fantastic titles at www.dk.com/uk

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