Junior journalist awards

How would you like to meet your favourite authors face-to-face and go backstage at Europe’s largest kids’ book festival?

Bath Children’s Literature Festival is looking for three talented young people to win one of THREE places as Junior Journalists at this year’s event.

There are three age groups in the competition, 7 – 9, 9 – 11 and 12 and over. If you are 9 before September 1 2021, you qualify for the 7 to 9 age category, if your ninth birthday is after September 1 2021, you should enter the 9 to 11 age group.

To enter you simply write a review of your favourite book in no more than 200 words and why you would recommend it.

Send your entries to: info@bathfestivals.org.uk by the DEADLINE of Wednesday 8 September and don’t forget to include your name, age, address and email contact. You’ll also need to be available with an adult for the weekend of Sat 25 and Sun 26 September and/or the weekend of Sat 2 and Sun 3 October to attend the Bath Children’s Literature Festival.

 If you are lucky in being one of the three chosen Junior Journalists you will join the festival team for the festival. You’ll get to wear a Junior Journalist lanyard, to attend a number of events (to be decided between the winners and the festival organisers) report on those events and to go behind the scenes to meet the visiting authors. Reports by Junior Journalists will be posted on the festival website. Plus there will be a bundle of FREE books to take home at the end of the festival.

Terms and conditions: you will need to have an adult to accompany you to events. The judges will be Bath Festivals staff, all entries will be judged blind and the judges’ decision is final. No cash alternatives will be offered. 

WHO’S AT THE FESTIVAL? Cressida Cowell, Kristina Stephenson, Sophy Henn, Dapo Adeola, Steven Lenton, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Sophie Dahl, Laura Dockrill, David O’Doherty, Chris Smith and Greg James, Liz Pichon, Jasbinder Bilan, Stephen and Anita Mangan, Rob Biddulph, Pamela Butchart, Steven Lenton, Bath Rugby, Adam Kay, Joe Wicks, Catherine Bruton, Simon Farnaby, Yvette Fielding, Joanna Nadin, Dr Mya-Rose Craig plus many, many more.

Bath Festivals is an arts charity and would like to thank its patrons, members and volunteers for their continued support as well as their sponsors and supporters Bath Spa University, Bath BID, Curo, Kingswood School Bath, Royal High School Bath, Novia, Rotork. This year Bath Children’s Literature Festival has collaborated with more partners than ever before including The Forum Bath, BRLSI, The Egg, Bath Rugby, First News, Radio Bath, The Bath & Wilts Parent Magazine, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Bath Box Office.