Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010

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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

  • Winner

    Withering Tights

    Louise Rennison
    HarperCollins Children's Books

    When Tallulah’s parents pack her off to an am-dram college - Dother Hall, she hopes she will become a toppity-top-actress type without accidentally tripping over her knees or involuntarily doing Irish dancing.

Shortlist

  • The Ogre of Oglefort

    Eva Ibbotson
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • Mr Stink

    David Walliams
    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    HarperCollins Children's Books
  • The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck

    Jamie Rix
    Orion Children's Books
  • The Clumsies Make a Mess

    Sorrel Anderson
    Illustrator: Nicola Slater

    HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Withering Tights

    Louise Rennison
    HarperCollins Children's Books

The funniest book for children aged six and under

  • Winner

    Dog Loves Books

    Louise Yates
    Red Fox / Random House Children's Books

    With an engaging hero and simple, understated text animated by witty, subtly coloured illustrations, this book about the sheer pleasure of books has a refreshing jaunty elegance.

Shortlist

  • The Scariest Monster in the World

    Lee Weatherly
    Illustrated by Algy Craig Hall

    Boxer Books
  • One Smart Fish

    Chris Wormell
    Red Fox
  • The Nanny Goat's Kid

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Andersen Press
  • Dogs Don't Do Ballet

    Anna Kemp
    Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

    Simon and Schuster Children's Books
  • Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

    Quentin Blake
    Red Fox Picture Books
  • Dog Loves Books

    Louise Yates
    Red Fox / Random House Children's Books

Judges

  • Nicolette Jones

    Writer, critic and broadcaster

About the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010

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

 

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