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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Young Writers Encouraged To Harness Their Imaginations!


Charity, Settle Stories hosts of Yorkshire Festival Of Story, aims to promote story writing among young people this year with an exciting writing competition set to change worlds.


Children, aged 7-11 years, are encouraged to write a story of up to 500 words about this

year’s theme - A Day that Changed the World. Stories can be based upon a day that did

change the world or be completely fictional.


Sita Brand, CEO of Settle Stories, says, ‘The opportunities to bring forth dreams and

ideas that could change the world are endless, we can’t wait to read the entries.’


The competition judge this year is award-winning children’s author and storyteller –

Atinuke. Atinuke has published over 20 children’s books, mostly set in Nigeria, which

have won her 4 literary awards. Her best-selling book, Anna Hibicus was voted Best

Children’s Book of the Year and won the Bank Street College Award, CCBC Choices

Award, made the Boston-Globe Honour Book and was shortlisted for the UKLA

Children’s Publishing Award.


With prizes that include monetary book tokens, signed books and personal feedback

from Atinuke herself, the competition is set to be fierce.


Each sign-up to the competition will receive a twenty-page learning resource, packed full

of tips and techniques to inspire young writers and help them create the best stories

possible. The deadline for the competition is 29 th September, so start encouraging young writers to think about what kind of story they’re going to write.


To sign up and to find out more about the amazing prizes on offer for the winners, click

here to visit their website.


Time to start writing!

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