Fonetti’s 2021 Young Authors’ Competition

Closing Date: 2nd July 2021

Entry to Fonetti’s 2021 Young Authors’ Competition is now open.

Submissions can focus on any topic and can take the form of either prose (up to 500 words) or poetry (up to 100 words).  And, this year, entries can be from individuals, small groups or entire schoolroom classes.

The competition is available to children in two age groups - up to 9 years old and 10-18 years old.

Further details of how to enter are available at:

The 2021 celebrity judges are: author Christina Gabbitas; television presenter and author, Martin Roberts; author Donavan Christopher (aka Rappaman), teacher and blogger, Kirsty Crommie, and author Suzie Lavington.

Submissions should be emailed to before midnight on Friday July 2nd, 2021, and the winners will be announced on the Fonetti website and across social media, on Monday July 12th, 2021 by Fonetti Brand Ambassador and national treasure, Clare Balding OBE.

This is the second year the competition has run. Winners will not only receive a signed book from judge Christina Gabbitas, a signed copy of Clare Balding’s latest book, ‘Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going’, most importantly, they’ll become a published author with a fully illustrated digital book!

School entries will go into a draw and one lucky school will win a year of access to the Fonetti School Portal, for the entire school.

Fonetti is a unique reading platform, developed using a patented proprietary Voice Recognition Technology, designed to work specifically with children's voices and reading. It is DfE approved as a part of Hungry Little Minds and the only reading practise App of its kind.

Details of the competition can be accessed here:

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