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Diary of a Wimpy Kid competition

Children’s author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney, has launched a nationwide diary writing competition.

The Competition, is run by National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House to tie in with the publication of The Meltdown. It launches alongside a new analysis which reveals that children’s enthusiasm for diary writing is at an all-time high.

The Wimpy Kid Diary Writing Competition challenges children aged 7-12 from across the UK to write a 500-word diary entry about the most exciting snow day they have ever had or could possibly imagine.

Children who submit their entries by Thursday 31 January 2019 will be in with a chance to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown print signed by Jeff Kinney and £100 worth of Puffin Books, plus £500 worth of Puffin Books for their school. Ten runners up will each receive a signed copy of The Meltdown.

There will be free teaching resources, activities, top tips and posters available from Monday 19 November to help teachers bring the competition to life in their classroom, and to encourage children to emulate the iconic style of the Diary of a Wimpy Kidbooks in their entries.

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