Re-writing competiton

Any changes, any length – anything goes!



Ross Welford’s

Re-Writing Competition

2018 – 19




Ross commented: “Congratulations, Charlotte!  I loved the imaginative adaptation of The Golden Felafel of Kensal Rise.  You took the basic idea and really ran with it, ending up with a funny story with a proper hero with problems and solutions.  Well done!”


Ross’s hilarious interactive “improvised story” is a highlight of his school and library talks.

Using suggestions from the children, he and the audience create a madcap story that can go anywhere and have the strangest results!

Flying pigs, bearded chickens, Kim Jong-Un, Simon Cowell, an evil Geordie monkey and even the Queen herself have all featured in the stories that are built around the theme of “Lost and Found” as the children learn to let their imaginations soar in the craziest creative writing exercise ever.

And this year it’s even better.  Stressing that almost no story is any good until it has been re-written, Ross has launched the Re-Writing Competition for the school year 2018-19.

Anyone who attends Ross’s talks is eligible to enter.  All he or she must do is re-write the end result so that it is better.  Tie up loose ends, iron out unlikely coincidences, change characters, add dialogue…


Any changes, any length – anything goes!

Ross will read every entry and decide on a winner.

The winner will receive a set of four SIGNED AND PERSONALISED copies of Ross’s books.

The winner’s school will receive TWENTY (maybe more!) brand new books for the school library.


Please send entries electronically to

Hard copies (typed, printed, hand-written, carved) to: Ross Welford, c/o Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, 55 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BS.  These entries cannot be returned.

Closing date: June 10, 2019.

Winner announced June 30, 2019.


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