Children in Bath are being given the opportunity to become a Junior Journalist at this autumn’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
Youngsters will be able to meet their favourite authors face-to-face and go backstage at Europe’s largest kids’ book festival.
The Junior Journalist role will offer the chance to ask authors and illustrators questions about their work.
Talented young people can win one of three places as Junior Journalists at this year’s festival.
There are three age groups available for the competition, 7 – 9, 9 – 11 and 12 and over.
If you are 9 before 1st September 2022, you qualify for the 9 to 11 age category, if your ninth birthday is after September 1 2022, you should enter the 7 to 9 age group.
To enter, simply write a review of your favourite book in no more than 200 words and why you would recommend it.
Send your entries to [email protected] by the deadline of Wednesday 31st August. Don’t forget to include your name, age, address and email contact.
You’ll also need to be available with an adult, someone 18 or older, for the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September and/or the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October to attend Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
The three chosen Junior Journalists will join the festival team. They’ll get to wear a Junior Journalist lanyard, attend a number of events (to be decided between the winners and the festival organisers), report on those events and go behind the scenes to meet the visiting authors.
Reports by Junior Journalists will be posted on the festival website and there will be a bundle of free books to take home.