To celebrate 25 years of World Book Day, Ranil Jayawardena MP is holding a short story competition for all primary school aged pupils in North East Hampshire, with the theme of ‘the natural environment’.
World Book Day is an annual celebration of books and reading where every child in full-time education in the United Kingdom is given a voucher to be spent on books.
Ranil said, “Hampshire has been home to authors like Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle – and now you. I’m looking to hear your short stories about our natural environment.
“Stories will be rewarded for their creativity and imagination. Our children care a great deal about the environment, so I look forward to reading stories based on this theme from them.”
Ranil is asking young authors to email in their short stories of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ‘World Book Day 2022’. Entries will then be judged, with top three entries will receive a fantastic book voucher courtesy of the WHSmith Trust.
To enter, children should ask a parent, guardian or teacher to email their story to Ranil at email@example.com and, when doing so, they should detail the entrant’s full name, age, the name of their school, their year group, full postal address and an email address for their parent/guardian. Stories must be no more than 500 words in length and must be emailed before midnight on Sunday 27th February.
Entrants must be primary school age and either attend a school in the North East Hampshire constituency or live in the constituency.
The winners will be announced on World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March. They will be contacted by email.