THE WINNER OF THE CATERPILLAR STORY PRIZE 2018 IS LOUISE GREIG!
Many thanks to all of you who sent us your wonderful stories for children. And congratulations to this year's winner, Louise Greig, for her story, Beatrice - A Work of Art.
Louise lives in Aberdeen with her husband. She kick-started her career as an author in 2015, when she won the inaugural Caterpillar Poetry Prize, which led directly to the publication of her first children’s picture book, The Night Box.
The Night Box has been translated into 10 languages. It was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Teach Primary Book Awards and the Klaus Flugge Prize. To date she has published six picture books, with more scheduled over the next few years.
You can read her winning story in the Irish Times. It is also published in the winter 2018 issue of The Caterpillar, available to purchase here.
The judges also commended stories by Helen Parr, Sheila Wilson and Karl O’Neill.
The prize is for a unpublished story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11).
Previous winners include Jo Withers, Jessamy Corob Cook, Richard J. Jones, Chris Preece, Rebecca Langton and Tom Kelly
You can read last year's winner, Jo Wither's 'Job Seekers' Club' in the Irish Times.
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like.
You can ENTER ONLINE or send your story along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd’ with an ENTRY FORM or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of story attached to: The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
Please remember to READ THE RULES of the competition before you enter.