Little Did I Know... 2020 competition

Spark your imagination!


Do you have a big enough imagination and the writing skills to be the new JK Rowling, Roald Dahl or David Walliams? Then we want you to get creative for a second year running!

We’re again searching for the best-selling authors of the future with our competition, Little did I know…

Turn your big ideas into tall tales of no more than 500 words, starting with the phrase 'Little did I know…'

Judges for this year's competition are to be announced so keep checking back for more information! Last year's final featured some incredible judges from the North East including: 

  • Sheila Graber, award-winning Paddington Bear and Rudyard Kipling animator
  • Jessica Shepherd, whose celebrated Grandma books have been praised for helping children understand dementia
  • Liz Million, prolific Darlington-based author and illustrator
  • Peter Barron, children’s author and Darlington Building Society literacy ambassador

Click here to find out more about how the competition works (including prizes!)