Young Writers’ Competition Winners 2019 at New Wimbledon Theatre

Young Writers Competition Winner 2019 accepting their award

Madeline Harding from Ursuline High School has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Wimbledon BookFest Young Writers’ Competition.

The prize givings took place at New Wimbledon Theatre at special events with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, Konnie Huq, and Malorie Blackman. The theme for the 2020 Competition was announced as ‘The Secret’. From everyone at Wimbledon BookFest, a huge congratulations to the 345 entrants for their awe-inspiring entries. We are so pleased have to received such a great range of ideas around the ‘Island’ theme. This year the competiton received entries from 63 schools, this means that 21 new schools entered in this year’s competition! (Pictured here: Chair of Judges, Ariel Kahn, Madeline Harding and Malorie Blackman).

Read the Guardian coverage here.

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