Thursday, May 15, 2008
The Roald Dahl Funny Prize
"Booktrust, in association with Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, has announced the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. This exciting new prize has two categories - the funniest book for children aged six and under, and the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry will be welcomed. A panel of five judges will be chaired by Michael Rosen; the other judges are Sophie Dahl, Dara O'Briain, Chris Riddell and one other. The judges will select a shortlist of six books in each category in early September to tie in with the third Roald Dahl Day on 13 September. The winner of each category will receive GBP2,500, which will be presented at an awards ceremony in London in November 2008"