Do you fancy being the next budding bard or aspiring author? Are you itching to pen a poem or scribe a story? Yes? then we've a fantastic writing competition for you.
It's been created to celebrate the talent of children and young people who are looked after or have care experience.
Author Alan Dapre explains why the competition is a great opportunity for care experienced children and young people.
The theme for the competition is Random Moments.
If you think you could write up to 500 words about one of your ‘Random Moments’, in either English or Scots, then we’d love to see you get writing to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
Tell us about a random moment, an unexpected surprise, a moment that was a turning point, a fork in the road, or one captured by a photograph. Write a poem or a story in your own voice or the voice of a character - you can be as creative as you want - writing gives us the chance to use our imagination.
We've teamed up with The Scottish Book Trust, Who Cares? Scotland and the world famous Edinburgh International Book Festival and you could be in with a chance of winning an unforgettable prize of a trip to the Harry Potter Experience in London!
(C) Denise Else
We’re so excited that Jackie Kay, Scotland’s National Poet is on board and will be helping to judge your promising prose and terrific tales. She'll be helped by published authors Charlie Gracie and Raymond Soltysek.
Winners will be announced by Jackie, and she'll read out their poem or story.
There are two age categories; one for primary aged children and one for secondary aged young people.
If you’d like to enter, all you have to do is complete the entry form, enclose it with your original poem or story up to 500 words in length, in either English or Scots, about a ‘Random Moment’ that you’ve had, and:
If you have any questions, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org