Enjoy a write good Christmas

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING – and we want youngsters to put pen to paper and celebrate the magic of the festive season.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is asking children aged 16 and under to write a 250-word cracking Christmas story.

Children enjoy the Christmas festivities

Children enjoy the Christmas festivities

And there is a £50 gift card for White Rose Shopping Centre for the best festive treat – plus the chance to see your work in print.

The winner and a selection of entries will be published in the paper and online. This year we are asking you to write a story entitled All Emily Wanted for Christmas - so fire up your imagination and let it run wild.....

Steven Foster, general manager of White Rose, said: “We love celebrating Christmas at White Rose, the season is full of magical moments for all the family. We can’t wait to make someone’s Christmas that little bit more special with a White Rose gift card.”

Email entries to hannah.start@jpress.co.uk or send them to Yorkshire Evening Post Christmas Story Comp, Yorkshire Evening Post, Hannah Start, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, by December 15. Please include contact details for your parent or guardian and get their consent before entering. Usual Johnston Press competition rules apply.

We would also like to feature schools’ Christmas concerts, productions and nativity plays in the coming weeks. Schools should email a picture of the children in their costumes to hannah.start@jpress.co.uk. Please make sure parental consent has been given for children to be pictured.

* White Rose, which is open late every day until Christmas, is also offering visitors the chance to win one of 10 Disney bundles with its #MagicalMoments competition with details on Facebook. Santa is also in his grotto in the central atrium.

NEWSUBSTANCE created SPIRIT, a structure that will house 3,000 LED lights, use 10km of coloured string, it is 5 metres above the concourse and overall span is 24m x 14m. NEWSUBSTANCE are a UK studio specialising in dramatic, bespoke performance structures and have created pieces for Take That, Mumford & Sons and even the Beijing Olympics. .'17 November 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

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