Competition entry

Dare to Dream with Inspiring You and Jeff Kinney

Who can enter?

The competition is open to children from all over the world aged between 7 – 12!

What are we looking for?

The #IHaveaDream competition is designed to be fun where students aged between 7-12 from around the world are invited to submit a short story of up to 500 words. You are free to include drawings in your story if you wish. If you are happy with your entry so are we!  

Submit your entry

Once you have finished your story you can submit it here If you have any problems with your entry Contact Us and we will be happy to help. The most important rule of all is that you have fun dreaming up a story.


The deadline for entries for the #IHaveaDream competition is 8pm on Friday the 8th of April 2022. The winners of the signed “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books will be announced on 12th of April.

Prizes for winners

All entrants are included in a draw where you could win one of five, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, signed by Jeff himself!

Additional prize – win a night in a castle

Our good friends at Claregalway Castle in Galway, Ireland are giving a lucky couple the chance to travel back in time and spend a “Knight” to remember in their inspirational grounds. Every parent/guardian/teacher of an entrant will be entered into our draw to win an unforgettable night of luxury in the famed 15th century castle.

Jeff Kinney wants you to enter!

It is a huge honour to have, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney supporting our work encouraging children to dream of a tomorrow filled with opportunities and possibilities. 

Wimpy Kid Success

When we contacted Jeff and explained how we hoped to encourage children to have fun writing after experiencing a difficult few years, he responded enthusiastically.  Jeff has sold over 250 million books and has several his stories brought to life in movie format.  Having one of the world’s most successful children’s writers believe in our work means a lot to us.

Do you like to Dream?

Do you like to dream? Martin Luther King dreamt of a world filled with peace, love, opportunity, and equality.  Jeff Kinney imagined a world filled with friendship, family fun and hilarious adventures. Jeff’s video promoting our competition says it all!

Martin Luther King

Unfortunately we are living through turbulent times. Children need to dream now more than ever. As we face into a brighter future, we can work to make our dreams a reality. It is something that the great Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, dedicated his life to achieving.

Real life activities

Inspiring You was formed in 2017 by a group of friends in Galway, Ireland who work in education and media. We work on ideas to encourage children to engage in more real- life activities and to use social media less. We think you will agree that this is an exciting competition to take part in!

Fun filled future

A selection of entries will also be shared on our Inspiring You social media platforms to inspire others to dream of a fun filled future.

Lovable characters

It took Jeff Kinney ten years of hard work to bring Greg Heffley and his Wimpy Kid friends to life. Jeff and the team at Inspiring You are eagerly awaiting to see what dreams you have and what characters you can create!

Dare to Dream

In a world filled with uncertainty we hope that our competition will encourage children to dream about a future filled with peace, tolerance, love, hope, imagination and endless possibilities. Have fun bringing your stories to life!

More information

Contact for media enquiries or further information. You can also follow us on social media @inspiringyouirl.

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