Scrumdiddlyumptious Competition: Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

Scrumdiddlyumptious Competition: Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Did you always dream of winning a Golden Ticket to enter Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to sample the Oompaloompa’s, fizzy lifting drink and all the scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate you can get your hands on? Well, we might have the next best thing – for the first time, Roald Dahl’s Australia publisher, Penguin Random House, is bringing the Imaginormous Challenge to Australia.

Willy Wonka is searching for the most exciting, most brilliant story ideas from 5–12-year olds across Australia to transform into magical creations.

To enter, you simply need to submit your idea for a story in 100 words or less for a chance to win one of these prizes that dreams are made of…

Here are the prizes:

A Theatrical Creation – the team and cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will turn one winning story into a snozztastic, toe tapping theatrical creation!

Junior Reporter – spend time as a Daily Telegraph junior reporter and then review the new musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and have your report featured in the school holiday guide.

Your Own Minecraft World – you’ll fly to Sydney for a 1-day experience at the Microsoft Flagship Store and build your own world with a prominent YouTuber, taking home an awesome Microsoft prize pack!

Your Own Book – become an author! Working alongside one of Penguin’s esteemed editors and illustrators, your idea will be turned into a book and we will have a complete class set delivered to your school!

All major prize winners will be flown to Sydney to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical. Aimed at children aged 5-12yrs you can find out all the details at on the website here.

Spelling and grammar are not of concern as there will be only one judging criterion – Pure Imagination!

So, don’t delay, start thinking about what kind of story you would like to create and remember:

“A little magic can take you a long way.” -James and the Giant Peach 

and

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” -Matilda

To enter visit the website www.imaginormousaustralia.com

 

 

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Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl

When he was at school Roald Dahl received terrible reports for his writing - with one teacher actually writing in his report, 'I have never met a boy who so persistently writes the exact opposite of what he means. He seems incapable of marshalling his thoughts on paper!'After finishing school Roald Dahl, in search of adventure, travelled to East Africa to work for a company called Shell. In Africa he learnt to speak Swahili, drove from diamond mines to gold mines, and survived a bout of malaria where his temperature reached 105.5 degrees (that's very high!).With the outbreak of the Second World War Roald Dahl joined the RAF. But being nearly two metres tall he found himself squashed into his fighter plane, knees around his ears and head jutting forward. Tragically of the 20 men in his squadron, Roald Dahl was one of only three to survive. Roald wrote about these experiences in his books Boy and Going Solo.Later in the war Roald Dahl was sent to America. It was there that he met famous author C.S. Forester (author of the Captain Hornblower series) who asked the young pilot to write down his war experiences for a story he was writing. Forester was amazed by the result, telling Roald 'I'm bowled over. Your piece is marvellous. It is the work of a gifted writer. I didn't touch a word of it.' (an opinion which would have been news to Roald's early teachers!). Forester sent Roald Dahl's work straight to the Saturday Evening Post. Roald Dahl's growing success as an author led him to meet many famous people including Walt Disney, Franklin Roosevelt, and the movie star Patricia Neal. Patricia and Roald were married only one year after they met!The couple bought a house in Great Missenden called Gipsy House. It was here that Roald Dahl began to tell his five children made-up bedtime stories and from those that he began to consider writing stories for children.An old wooden shed in the back garden, with a wingbacked armchair, a sleeping bag to keep out the cold, an old suitcase to prop his feet on and always, always six yellow pencils at his hand, was where Roald created the worlds of The BFG, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many, many more.

Books by Roald Dahl

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  1. Laura says:

    Should we be encouraging sampling of Oompaloompa’s?

  2. gaye gush says:

    omg I am going to tell my 9 year old granduter

  3. gaye gush says:

    yes Boondall do it