LIZ KASHYAP for her wonderful picture book text, The Merfairy.

MARK ECCLESTON for his intoxicating MG novel, Chester & Lottie: Partners in Grime.

RENEE McALPINE for her criminally comedic MG novel, Ivy on the Otherside.

We didn’t choose an outright winner this year, but all three of these terrifically entertaining stories were Highly Commended.

Thank you to everybody who entered the Greenhouse Funny Prize.  The range of stories was super, the depth of humour delightful.  There is a lot of talent out there.

Thank you too to Francesca Simon, who helped us judge this year’s Prize, and to the great team of editors at Faber & Faber Children’s.