10/08/2015 12:00 AM

Record Breaking Short Story Competition

The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Leeds Library and Information Service for a short sory competiton tied in with the Summer Reading Challenge 2015, which this year has a Record Breakers theme.

We are asking children to write a 200-word story entitled An Incredible Record-Breaking Summer. There are categories for ages 7-11 and 12-16.
Young people aged 12-16 could also (or instead) become roving reporters and make a two-minute video celebrating amazing things in Leeds or their own local area.
And there are £20 book vouchers up for grabs for the winners in each category.
Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency. The aim of the challenge, which this year has teamed up with Guinness World Records, is to get children to read six books from their library during the summer holidays.

Entries for the YEP story competition should be sent by email to Hannah.start@jpress.co.uk or use the share a story button on www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Entries for the video competiton should be submitted using the share your video button on the above site. Please make clear it is for the summer competition and all entrants must get parental permission to take part. They must also include parental contact details.

Entries may appear in paper and online and usual Johnston Press competition rules apply.

All entries must be received by 20th August.