6:01pm Monday 28th October 2013
YOUNGSTERS are being given the chance to win a family ticket to Thorpe Park by entering a writing competition, which is being held in association with the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering.
Stroud MP Neil Carmichael, who has organised the event and competition, is inviting children from Key Stages 2 to 5 to take part.
Aspiring young writers who wish to enter are asked to draft a response to the question: What is the greatest invention of the past 150 years and why is it so important?
The competition is being run ahead of the five-day festival, which includes a number of different events designed to promote manufacturing and engineering, and support SMEs, schools, careers and the local economy.
Submissions in the writing competition can take the form of either prose or poetry, but must be completed before the deadline of Friday, November 1.
The competition, which is open to all pupils who live or attend school in the Stroud District, will be judged by local children’s author Sally Grindley.
She will present the winners from the different categories with their prizes in Stroud Subscription Rooms when the festival starts on Monday, November 11.
The word limits are 150 for KS2 and KS3, 300 for KS4 and 500 for KS5.
All entries should be sent to email@example.com, or to Festoman Writing Competition, 7, Bridge Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0AA.
For more information about the festival or the writing competition please contact Anona White at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01453 751 572
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