Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009

Latest update 'Roald Dahl Funny Prize on hold'

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize ran from 2008 to 2013, with the aims of promoting laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading, drawing attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable books, and rewarding authors and illustrators who write and illustrate books using humour. The Prize is currently on pause.

The funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen

Shortlist

  • Eating Things on Sticks

    Anne Fine
    Illustrator: Kate Aldous

    Yearling
  • Ribblestrop

    Andy Mulligan
    Simon and Schuster
  • The Galloping Ghost

    Hilda Offen
    Catnip
  • Purple Class and the Half Eaten Sweater

    Sean Taylor
    Illustrated by Helen Bate

    Frances Lincoln
  • The Boy in the Dress

    David Walliams
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    HarperCollins Childrens Books

The funniest book for children aged six and under

  • Winner

    Mr Pusskins Best in Show

    Sam Lloyd
    Orchard Books

    Lloyd’s typically funny, lively illustrations and simple text both entertain and offer young readers the reassurance that there is more than one way to succeed.

Shortlist

  • The Pencil

    Allan Ahlberg
    Illustrator: Bruce Ingman

    Walker Books
  • The Great Dog Bottom Swap

    Peter Bently
    Illustrator: Mei Matsuoka

    Andersen Press
  • Mr Pusskins Best in Show

    Sam Lloyd
    Orchard Books
  • Octopus Socktopus

    Nick Sharratt
    Alison Green books

Judges

About the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize ran from 2008 to 2013, with the aims of promoting laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading, drawing attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable books, and rewarding authors and illustrators who write and illustrate books using humour. The Prize is currently on pause.

 

Books were awarded in two categories: Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under and Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen, with a shortlist of six titles in each category. The winner of each category received £2,500, which was presented at an awards ceremony, held in 2013 at the Cambridge Theatre in London, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.

 

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We are not currently accepting entries to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

 

For reference the 2013 terms & conditions and entry form are below.

 

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 Terms and Conditions

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 Entry Form

 

If you have any questions, please contact Booktrust on rdfp@booktrust.org.uk