About The Revolting Competition

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymers is a splendiferous new competition all about the joy of rhyming - and in particular, revolting rhyming!

We are encouraging each of you primary school children to enter your most revolting rhymes for a chance to win absolutely jaw shuddering prizes including an iPad mini, prizes for your school, and even the chance for your rhyme to be published in an eBook!

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes book took classic fairy tales and flipped them upside down - retelling them with new and unexpected endings. Roald used rhyme to make the stories fun and flowing, more surprising - and more downright revolting!

Now is your chance to do the same with Roald Dahl characters! We'll be judging based on the following criteria:

    • It must rhyme.
    • It must be between 4-30 lines.
    • It must feature at least one Roald Dahl character who takes a prominent role in the rhyme.
    • It must be funny.
    • It must also be revolting. This means it could be naughty, gross, outrageous, surprising, or a little bit rebellious.

You can enter in English and Welsh and the competition closes Friday 21st October 2016. We look forward to reading all your most bombastic, fantastic, supertastic rhymes!

Roald Dahl - Scribble Book

Don't miss the EXCLUSIVE book

Look out for Roald Dahl's Revolting Scribble Book, only available at Sainsbury's - and only for the most revolting rhymers! 

Watch out for Revolting Rhymers on TV!Revolting Rhymers on TV

BBC One will be showing two animated films of Roald Dahl’s 'Revolting Rhymes' this Christmas as a culmination of the celebrations for Roald Dahl’s centenary year, so keep your gogglers peeled later in the year!

Jumpsqiffling Judges

Tom Fletcher, Children’s author

Tom Fletcher,  author of The ChristmasaurusAfter writing songs with his band McFly for several years, Tom Fletcher turned his hand to writing stories.

He is one half of the duo behind the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped series. The Christmasaurus is Tom's first novel for young readers, and combines his love of Christmas and dinosaurs and its out just in time for Christmas.

Tom will not only be judging your rhymes but also reading the winner's in a video!


Anni Llŷn, Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales

Anni Llyn, Children's Poet Laureatte for WalesAnni Llŷn comes from a small village on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales. She moved to Cardiff 10 years ago to study for a degree in Welsh and a masters course in creative writing.

While she was finishing her course Anni got a job as a Welsh children’s TV presenter on S4C. In 2012, she won the main prose writing competition in the Urdd Eisteddfod and won a crown!

Since then she's had a lot of opportunities to write and publish works for children in Welsh. In 2015 it was announced that Anni would be the next Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh-language children’s laureate) for 2015-17. She said: “I love it and I don't want it to come to an end next year!!” 


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Rhyming Inspiration

Take some rhyming inspiration from these celebrities...

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Anni Llyn

Anni Llŷn

Anni Llŷn

David Williams

David Walliams

David Walliams


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