This Year's Prize
Kelpies Prize 2013 Winner Announced
We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2013. A hearty congratulations to Alex McCall and his cracking tale of fowl play, Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens!
Well done to fellow shortlisted authors Barbara Henderson and Shona McQuilken.
Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens
Why did the chicken cross the road? To start the giant robot chicken apocalypse, of course.
Thereís something fowl going on in Aberdeen. The town is being terrorised by giant robotic chickens determined to peck out the last sign of human resistance. Itís been eight months since the chickens stole everyone over 15 and left the remaining children to band together into factions.
Now Jesse and his friends are determined not to let the chickens rule the roost any longer so they set about hatching a plan to stop the feathered fiends. But what eggsactly do the chickens want and how will the gang stop them?
Brought up in Aberdeen, where Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is set, Alex McCall is currently studying Filmmaking and Screenwriting at the University of the West of Scotland. He has published several poetry and short story anthologies. Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is his first children's book and will be published in our Kelpies range in Spring 2014.
Kelpies Prize 2014 -- Now Open
Have you got a brilliant idea for a children's novel set in Scotland? If you missed out on entering the Kelpies Prize this year, don't worry because you still have plenty of time to submit your entry for next year's prize. The deadline for the 2014 prize is not until 28 Februrary 2014, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in early 2015. Good luck!
Kelpies information for adults and children
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