Thank you to the pupils for their competition entries.
We have received confirmation from Royal Mail that the entries have been accepted. They have received nearly 100,000 letters! The judging process has started in earnest and every letter will now be read by our team of judges. 120 finalists will be selected, then the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, including TV presenter Helen Skelton.
It will take about two months for the judges to read through all the letters and select the 120 finalists. We will be notified around the end of January if any of our entries is a finalist or a winner.