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Our 2013 Children’s Story Competition
Do you love writing stories?
Specsavers, together with the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013, invites you to write a short story inspired by our 'Lost pedalo' picture.
Enter the Specsavers Children’s Story Competition 2013 and you could win all the shortlisted books entered in the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year Award 2013.
All you have to do is write a short story based on our cartoon (pictured) and see where your imagination takes you!
How to enter
- Choose your age category: junior (under 12 on 29/11/13) or senior (12 – 16 years old on 29/11/13)
- Make sure your story is no longer than 500 words; or 250 words if you are under 12 years old.
- Give your story a title
- Write your story (preferably type it) on a sheet of A4 paper
- Add your Name, Age, Telephone number, Address and your Parent or guardian’s phone number to the entry. If we don't have your contact details, we won't know where to send your prize.
- Groups of entries from schools are also very welcome
- The closing date for the competition is Friday 29 November 2013.
Send your entry to:
Specsavers Short Story Competition
6 Ely Place
The two winning entrants will receive all of the books shortlisted for the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year Award 2013 and their school libraries will receive a donation of some of the best Irish books from the last year.
The competition is open to entrants up to the age of 16, who are resident in Ireland.
Please obtain your parent’s/guardian’s or teacher’s permission to enter.
Specsavers does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt. Only one entry per person. Winners will be contacted personally. No purchase required. Winners’ names can be obtained upon request in writing from WHPR, 6 Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Entrants must be willing to take part in all competition publicity and agree to have their story published. Entries will not be returned. Winners will be elected by a panel of judges whose decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners of junior (under 12) and senior (12 – 16 years old) categories will each receive all books shortlisted for Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year Award 2013. Their school libraries will each receive a donation of selected Irish books from 2013. Prizes are non-transferable, cannot be exchanged and no cash alternative will be offered. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to abide by them when entering this competition. This competition is promoted by Specsavers Optical Group Limited, La Villiaze, St Andrew’s, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY6 8YP Data Protection Act 1988. The information you provide will only be used in connection with your entry in this competition. The information is held by Unique Media, either manually or electronically and may be processed by them. The information will be restricted to authorised users only and is treated in the strictest confidence. The winners’ details will be passed to Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards for the allocation of their prize.
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