Entries open for Specsavers popular annual children’s writing competition

Local children are being encouraged to enter Specsavers’ nationwide writing competition, which celebrates its sponsorship of the Junior and Senior Irish Children’s Book of the Year categories at the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Inspired by a cartoon drawing of a young girl, Mystic Meg and her crystal ball, children across the country are being asked to create a short story, no longer than 500 words, inspired by the picture attached and the words; ‘I can see you’re going to have the most amazing adventure...’

“We are delighted to, once again, sponsor the children’s categories at the An Post Irish Book Awards this year as well as launch this fantastic competition. It is a great opportunity for young authors across Ireland to show their writing talents and be in with the chance of winning a prize for their school. Children have such creative imaginations, so we are very excited to see this year’s entries,” Specsavers Ireland, Chairperson Kerril Hickey, speaking about the competition, stated.

The competition is open to children and teenagers up to 14 years of age. The winner of each category will win €500 for their school library along with all of the shortlisted children’s titles for 2021.

Be sure to use as much creativity and imagination as possible and remember to give your short story a title, staple it to the application form and detail your name, address, age and a contact number for you and your guardian.

All entries should be posted to:

Specsavers Short Story Competition,c/o WHPR, 6 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

or submit online at www.specsavers.ie/irish-book-awards Don’t hold back – let your imagination soar! The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, November 26.

 

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