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Writing Competitions this month

Munch Time Storytelling competition
Parents have an opportunity to compose a children’s story for this competition, with six winning entries to be published online as audio podcasts and narrated by celebrity mum Gail Porter. Winners will also get an all expenses paid day-trip to Lapland for their family, an overnight stay in a central London hotel for two, the chance to meet Gail Porter and a day in a London recording studio seeing their story come to life as a podcast. The competition is free. It is run by Nestle to celebrate a character launch for one of its products. http://www.munchbunch.co.uk/parents/win/
Closing date: 30 November 2008

The Green Story

A UK online creative writing competition, created by greenmetropolis.com to encourage reading, writing and recycling. Entrants (children, teens and adult age categories) submit work to be voted on, and at the end of each month the winning entry becomes the next chapter of a book, which will be published in December 2008, with all proceeds going to The Woodland Trust. For more information, visit www.thegreenstory.co.uk
Closing date: November 2008

Andrew Crofts short story competition

To publicise his new book, a top UK ghostwriter, Andrew Croft, supported by the Arts Council youwriteon.com, is running a short story competition. The first prize is mentoring from Andrew himself to help work the story into a publishable novel, as well as publication on the Steffi McBride website. Visit www.steffimcbride.com/writing.php
Closing date 30 November 2008

Pound a Poem

A National poetry competition for children aged 5 to 11 (Years 1 to 6). Focuses on literacy, healthy eating and good citizenship. Children are asked to write a poem about fruit or vegetables and pay £1 per poem to enter into the competition. All money raised goes to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. For more information, visit www.poundapoem.co.uk Launches 15 September 2008.
Closing date: 12 December 2008

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