Henley Literary Festival:
Creative Competition for Children Aged 4-11

Looking for something your kids can get their teeth stuck into over the summer hols?

Henley Literary Festival is running a creative competition for budding authors & illustrators aged 4-11 with the opportunity to win fab prizes!

Here’s what Harriet Reed-Ryan, the Event Director for Henley Literary Festival, told us about the event and the competition…..

This October, Henley Literary Festival is returning with an exciting children’s line-up jam-packed with fun events for children of all ages to enjoy.

This year’s festival features authors and illustrators including Sir Michael Morpurgo, Rob Biddulph, Serena Patel, Clare Balding, Joe Wicks, David Melling, Liz Pichon and many more. From storytellings to writing workshops, space detectives to rapping princesses, there is something for everyone.

If you can’t wait until the autumn, Henley Literary Festival is hosting a fantastic Creative Competition for children aged 4 – 11, designed to get imaginative brains whirring.

Taking inspiration from the magical Henley Literary Festival programme cover, illustrated by one of this year’s festival authors Chris Riddell, budding writers are encouraged to write a story or poem of up to 500 words. For all the artists out there, there is an illustration competition too!

The competitions are split into three age categories with a winner and runner-up in each: 4+, 6+ and 9+. Shortlisted entries will be judged by former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author/illustrator Chris Riddell.

Download the entry form for the chance to win £50 worth of books for your school library, a signed copy of Chris Riddell’s book and a voucher from Henley’s favourite independent bookseller, the Bell Bookshop.

Get your pencils out – the deadline to enter is Monday 16th August.

Tickets for Henley Literary Festival are now on sale, for booking and more information, click here.

Harriet Reed-Ryan, Event Director, Henley Literary Festival



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