Competition: Kids can win prizes in our story writing competition

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YOUNGSTERS are being urged to write a story or make a video this summer in our record-breaking new holiday competition.

The YEP has teamed up with Leeds Library and Information Service for the contest tied in with the Summer Reading Challenge 2015, which this year has a Record Breakers theme.

We are asking children to write a 200-word story entitled An Incredible Record-Breaking Summer. There are categories for ages 7-11 and 12-16.

Youngsters aged 12-16 could also or instead become roving reporters and make a two-minute video celebrating amazing things in Leeds or their own local area.

And there are £20 book vouchers up for grabs for the winners in each category.

Leeds City Council’s executive board member for children and families Cllr Lucinda Yeadon said: “There is some really amazing young creative talent in our city, and it would be fantastic to see as many children as possible take part in this competition and showcase their story writing and video making abilities.”

Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency.

The aim of the challenge, which this year has teamed up with Guinness World Records, is to get children to read six books from their library during the summer holidays.

Entries for the YEP story competition should be sent by email to Hannah.start@jpress.co.uk or use the share a story button on www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Entries for the video should be submitted using the share your video button on the above site. Please make clear it is for the summer competition and all entrants must get parental permission to take part. They must also include parental contact details.

Entries may appear in paper and online and usual Johnston Press competition rules apply.

All entries must be received by August 20.