Free Author Content, Workshops and Competitions

Several authors, illustrators etc. are running online workshops, creating free content and/or competitions at the moment .

Free Author Content and Workshops


  • Usborne Books – Loads of apps, activity sheets and competitions.
  • The O’Brien Press – Have a design a book cover competition going until the 1st of May
  • Fighting Words– Are asking children to send them their stories.
  • We Love Books Podcast from RTÉ Jr. with competition
    You can listen to the podcast on RTÉSpotifyApple or wherever you get your podcasts from. The Competition: We Love Books is launching a nationwide writing competition. If you’re in third to sixth class,  we want YOU to get wild, get weird and get writing.  Entries must be 500 words or under and the deadline is April 13th.
  • Design A Cover Competition: Children’s Books Ireland has joined with The O’Brien Press to give children the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the cover of a professionally published book. They are looking for help in re-jacketing Gordon Snell’s The Supermarket Ghost
  • JCSP Librarians are running Creative Writing Competitions and an Art competition called SprINK for the month of April. Contact your JCSP Librarian for more details.

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