In partnership with Penguin Random House, The National Literacy Trust have launched a new competition for children in Key Stages two and three, years three to seven.

Based on The Meltdown, the latest book of the ever-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, they are asking children to to write a 500-word diary entry about the most exciting snow day they have ever had or could possibly imagine.

What resources are available?

Every school taking part in the competition will be able to access a number of resources to help them run the competition:

  • A downloadable teaching resource, complete with fun ideas and activities to bring the competition to life in your class
  • Brilliant extracts from the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Meltdown
  • A downloadable certificate of achievement for all children who complete the task
  • A printed poster and bookmarks, sent to you to display and give to your pupils taking part in the competition.

What are the prizes?

Children entering the competition will be in with a chance of winning a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdownprint signed by Jeff Kinney and £100 worth of Puffin Books, plus £500 worth of Puffin Books for their school library. Ten runners up will each receive a signed copy of The Meltdown.

How to enter?

This competition is open to and completely free for all UK schools. Entries are invited from pupils aged 7 to 12 (Key Stages 2 and 3).

To enter the competition, you need to be a member of the National Literacy Trust, whether that is through a paid membership or a free basic membership, find out more here.

Download the Wimpy Kid diary writing competition entry form for more information about submitting your pupils’ entries.

Register your interest in the competition by filling out the form below and The National Literacy Trust will send you a poster, set of bookmarks and timely reminders about submitting your entries.

Further essential information is available via The National Literacy Trust’s website.