Barfoot & Thompson sponsors the Young Authors Challenge competition with all the proceeds going to the Starship Hospital. I've had the pleasure of being one of the judges for this competition and the editor of the book. This year there were nine winning entries. I spent a couple of hours in a workshop with the winning entrants and had a 1:1 session with each of them. At the end we have a book launch. Here's some pictures and a video of Kevin Mealamu, who has been an illustrator for nine of the books, explaining the process.