The Big Issue is delighted to announce that BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James will judge this year’s Big Issue Christmas Kids Cover Competition.
“Wow, what an honour to be judging this year’s Big Issue Christmas Kids Cover Competition,” said James. “It’s a great way to draw attention to the hard-working people who are out on our streets selling magazines to earn an income.
“This year more people than ever will be suffering the effects of higher food and energy bills and it’s usually those on the margins of society who are squeezed the most.”
Since 2018, Greg James has been waking up the nation as the presenter of BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show.
He’s also an author of popular children’s books. Together with newsreader Chris Smith, James wrote the six-book Kid Normal series about a normal boy in a superhero world. A huge hit here in the UK, the books have also been released in 19 other languages around the world.
James had some top advice for entrants to the Kids Cover Competition, and how they can create a cover that fits this year’s theme of ‘Comfort and Joy’.