Radio 2 are running their 500 word story competition for under thirteens again this year.
Children have wonderful imaginations and this is a great opportunity, so if you know anyone in that age group who likes writing, encourage them to have a go.
There’s a terrific line up of judges and they are also looking for teachers and librarians to help whittle the stories down to a shortlist.
Closing date 22nd February, 2013.
More details and writing tips here.
The Guardian are running an essay writing competition. If you’ve been involved in any kind of protest in 2012, they want to hear from you!
Closing date 13th March 2013.
More details of the Guardian competition here.
Anyone else doing the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? I’ve decided to join in this year. If you’ve an hour to spend over the weekend 26th/27th January, why not get involved?
I’m rather looking forward to spending an hour gazing out over the mud – I mean the garden!
More details here.