The Golden Ticket!

October 6, 2017
ELENA STOKES—WUNDERKIND PR

When using your imagination, don’t dream small—try imaginormous! That was the theme of the first annual Roald Dahl Imaginormous Challenge. The contest, which honors the beloved author, just concluded its first year. Kids across the U.S. ages 5 to 12 submitted more than 20,000 creative-story ideas in five categories: A Theatrical Creation, A Hollywood Pitch, An Immersive Minecraft World, A Candy Creation, and Become an Author. The five winners, in that order, were Anusha Senapati, 11; Sage Marie Spaeth, 8; Cole Ritchie, 11; Giselle Decker, 6; and Lucy Franks, 11. Each category had a different prize. Lucy, for example, is working with author Adam Gidwitz to turn her short story into a book. “It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” she says. Each winner also earned books for their classroom and a free family trip to Britain. The next challenge launches in 2018. All you need is a 100-word story summary to enter. Learn more at imaginormouschallenge.com.

The unicorn Giselle dreamt of has become 3D printed candy.

ELENA STOKES—WUNDERKIND PR