Macmillan Children's Books Launches National Competition for Children between 7-12

Macmillan Children's Books is launching a national competition with ITV1's breakfast show, "Daybreak".
The competition, "What's The Story", will launch on 4th July and invite children aged between seven-12 to write a 500-word story, to be submitted by 25th July.

Illustrator Lydia Monks has created a number of characters to be included in the story, with the winning book, complete with Monks' illustrations, to be published by MCB next year.

The stories will be judged by a panel comprised of Monks, author Francesca Simon, MCB publishing director for illustrated fiction Suzanne Carnell, "Daybreak" presenter Kate Garraway, boy band The Wanted and actress and author Emma Kennedy.