Search is on for a wintry tale

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The Yorkshire Evening Post is searching for budding young writers who can create a wonderful wintry tale.

Following the success of our Spooky Story competition at Halloween, we are now running a Children’s Christmas Story writing contest.

We are on the hunt for youngsters aged 16 and under to use their imagination and write 200 words on a festive theme.

And the winner - and some of the best entries - will have the chance to see their work in print as we will be publishing a selection over the festive period between Christmas and New Year.

All you need to do is write a story using the introduction below which does not have to be included in the word count.

The intro to use is: ‘Snow had started to fall and everywhere was covered in white. It looked like a truly magical picture-perfect scene.

“Emily peered out of the window and something caught her eye.’

Entries must be emailed to hannah.start@jpress.co.uk – titled ‘YEP Christmas Story – by the deadline of Monday December 21.

You can also post entries to Hannah Start, Editorial, Yorkshire Evening Post, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.

Alternatively, you can use the ‘share your story button’ on this webpage.

Please make sure you include your name, age, address and contact details for a parent or guardian.

All entrants must have permission from a parent or guardian to enter.

Entries could appear both in the Yorkshire Evening Post and also online and usual Johnston Press rules apply.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to write a wintry tale this Christmas, get entering!