KATE SCOTT ANNOUNCED AS GUEST JUDGE

DORSET YOUNG WRITERS PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS

We are delighted to have local children’s author, Kate Scott as our guest judge in the Dorset 'Young Writers Prize' for Schools competition.

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Kate Scott - Author of over 35 children's books

Kate Scott is the author of 35 children’s fiction and non-fiction titles, including Giant, Just Jack and the series Spies in Disguise, which won a Lancashire Fantastic Book Award. 

 

Giant and Just Jack were both long- and short-listed for several awards. 

 

Kate has also written over 90 episodes of children’s television for CBeebies, C5, CITV, Disney and Netflix. She was the script-editor for the animation-film, A Christmas Letter, narrated by Kate Winslet (Sky) and was recently commissioned to write the treatment for a 45-minute TV film special based on the classic children’s series, Brambly Hedge, by Jill Barklem. 

 

She is currently the Story Editor for a new pre-school show coming to Apple TV. She is also a published and broadcast poet and a playwright. 

 

Kate co-founded the Book Pen Pals initiative with Sara O’Connor in May 2018 which connects authors, illustrators and schools through book recommendations in postcards. 

 

She is the writer-in-residence for the Lyric Theatre, Bridport. 

For more details on the competition,

including how to register your school click here

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