Dahlightful Stories Competition

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED: For information on winners and shortlisted stories please refer to Competition Winners section of the website. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE (12 July 2016) :

The deadline for this competition has been extended until 23 September 2016. This decision was taken in order to continue to promote this opportunity throughout the summer as part of the Dahl themed Summer Reading Challenge – The Big Friendly Read, which takes place in libraries across Wales. This will also give schools a chance to take part in September whilst celebrating Dahl’s birthday on 13 September.

You are welcome to send any completed entries you have now but if you wanted to add any further entries then you are welcome to do that over the coming months.

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

You can send any electronic entries this email address – angharad.tomos@books.wales

 Or, if you have handwritten entries, then please send through the post to the following address –
Angharad Tomos
Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Castell Brychan
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JB

FREE RESOURCES:
You can download the Lesson Plan and classroom activity sheets by clicking the link: Dahlightful Stories Competition Lesson Plan & Activity Sheets

You can download the Competition Pack by clicking the link: Dahlightful Stories Competition Pack

You can download an A3 Poster here: Dahlightful Stories A3 Poster

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOLS IN WALES ONLY!

WIN SOME AMAZING PRIZES FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND A CHANCE FOR YOUR PUPILS TO BECOME PUBLISHED WRITERS

This competition is open only to schools in Wales, so your school has a great chance of winning one of the following amazing prizes!

  • Free Roald Dahl – Imagine That! show for your school (worth £150!)
  • £100 worth of reading books
  • Your school featured in a published anthology of shortlisted entries

The Dahlightful Stories Competition is an official Roald Dahl 100 Wales contest for children attending Primary School (Year 3 to 6) or Secondary School (Year 7 to 13) in Wales.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller! 2016 is also the Year of Adventure here in Wales! So we are asking children from all over Wales to write their own Dahl inspired adventure stories, then enter them into the Dahlightful Stories Competition by 23 September 2016. 

Not only is this a challenging and fun activity the winning stories and shortlist will be published in a book that will be on sale throughout Wales.

The competition will be open for entries from 30 May to 23 September 2016. There is a competition pack available that includes a lesson plan and classroom activity sheets, which makes it easy and fun for your pupils to get started and take part.

Please feel free to contact me on angharad.tomos@books.wales if you have any queries.You can download the pack here from 30 May 2016

And don’t forget to help your whole school join the rest of the world in celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday on 13th September by registering for your free Roald Dahl Day party pack at www.roalddahl.com/party ! Available in both English and Welsh.

We can’t wait to read the children’s Dahlightful Stories!

 

 

 

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