Supporters and Judges

OUR PARTNERS

National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. We run projects in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, support schools, and campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents. The National Literacy Trust believes that taking part in writing challenges and awards can have a lasting impact on pupils' attitudes, motivation and enjoyment, which in turn can help to boost attainment and support them to reach their full potential. Schools can find out more about the charity's programmes, training and resources in our Support for Schools guide.

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First News

First News

First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people.  It was founded in 2006 by Sarah and Steve Thomson with editor Nicky Cox.  It has always been independently owned and have no political affiliations. It is published both print and digital editions every Friday. Ten years on, over 2 million young people nationwide read First News each week with over half of all UK schools subscribing to the paper.

For more information visit: www.firstnews.co.uk

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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed

Rob Smith is the creator and curator of The Literacy Shed website and until recently Rob was a member of the leadership team in a large Manchester primary school, as the teacher leading English Rob was able to develop and embed the use of film in the classroom in order to enhance existing practice which led the children to be inspired and engaged whilst raising attainment in reading and writing.

Since its inception in 2012 the award winning Literacy Shed website has grown.  It now has hundreds of films and animations that can be used to enhance existing units of work or form the basis of exciting reading and writing topics. Rob now travels the world delivering training to teachers about the value and impact of film on learning.  He regularly goes into schools to present exciting writing workshops with groups of children across the primary phase.

You can find The Literacy Shed online at www.literacyshed.com and you can find Rob on Twitter @redgierob

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Love Reading

Love Reading

The books platform Love Reading will also join the Awards as a partner for 2018.  Love Reading is a unique family of websites including Lovereading.co.uk, Lovereading4Kids.co.uk and Loverreading4schools, and media channels which helps to connect writers, readers, publishers and organisations with an active and enthusiastic audience of book lovers.

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Primary Times

Primary Times

Over 18 million copies of Primary Times magazines distributed every year through primary schools in 59 regions across the UK and Ireland.

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Young Writers

Young Writers

Young Writers has been working with schools, parents and children across the world since 1991. Their aim is to promote the enjoyment of poetry and creative writing through exciting annual competitions, producing poetry and creative writing collections and providing free resources for teachers, parents and young writers.

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OUR PATRON

The Duchess of Cornwall
The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the Wicked Young Writer Awards. Her Royal Highness is passionate about the benefits of literacy both to children and adults alike. She regularly reads aloud to children, and meets adult readers keen to improve their reading skills. The Duchess is Patron of the National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, First Story and Beanstalk, all of which help to promote literacy.


OUR JUDGES

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo

Honorary Judge

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell

Head Judge

Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Douglas


Michael McCabe

Michael McCabe


Ed Balls

Ed Balls


Nicky Cox MBE

Nicky Cox MBE