In order to organise a national competition without any kind of budget, you need to be a little bit nimble. So when our special gue...

2017 My Dyslexia Champions

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In order to organise a national competition without any kind of budget, you need to be a little bit nimble.


So when our special guest judge Jackie French informed us recently that she was dealing with complications after knee surgery that may require another round of surgery, we wished Jackie the very best for her recovery and nimbly found a new special guest judge.

We approached Freelance Journalist Cat Rodie to help us out with the judging (Cat is also proud to be dyslexic, although she still wonders why it has to be such a tricky word to spell!) . Cat responded very quickly with a yes, and she has since judged the four age categories for us (more on that soon).

But before we move on here are some words from Jackie about the My Red Letter Competition and Campaign:


'A complication after knee surgery meant I was unable to judge this year, and I am delighted and grateful that Cat Rodie was able to step in.  I've been watching as entry after entry came in, and every single one was superb. Many many congratulations to everyone. I am so looking forward to next years' competition.'






 And from Cat: 'It was a huge honour to judge the red letter competition. Your entries brought back so many memories and perfectly articulated what it's like to be a kid with dyslexia. There is a shift happening - people are starting to see that dyslexia represents a different way of thinking or seeing the world. One day, people will celebrate being dyslexic - parents with a dyslexic kid will feel like they won the lottery. That day is coming, and by sharing your experiences, all of you helped forge the way.' 





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