Essex County Council have launched a new storytelling competition to encourage budding writers and illustrators across Essex. The competition is part of the Essex Year of Reading campaign.
Entrants to the competition are asked to submit a short story of up to 750 words based on the theme of Essex in the past, present or future.
Stories can be just words, although illustrations are encouraged, or entrants can create a storyboard or graphic novel.
Each story will be judged by a panel, which will include the publisher, Essex Libraries and Essex Year of Reading.
All shortlisted entries will receive certificates and will be published on the Essex Year of Reading app. The overall winner of the competition will receive a £100 book token.
Entries should be emailed to Essex.email@example.com or sent via post to: Essex Year of Reading Competition, Essex Library Services, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH.
Please state your name, age, address, email and telephone number on your entry.
The closing date for all entries is Friday 6 May 2022.
Further details and competition terms & conditions can be found at: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/enter-our-new-storytelling-competition