Specsavers Longford launches children’s writing competition as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

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Specsavers Longford launches children’s writing competition as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Caoimhe Barrett (7) and Louis Chambers (6) were on hand to help Specsavers launch its nationwide children’s writing competition.

Spectacular little story tellers, Caoimhe Barrett (7) and Louis Chambers (6) were on hand to help Specsavers launch its nationwide children’s writing competition, as part of the 11th annual Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

To celebrate its continued sponsorship of the Junior and Senior Irish Children's Book  of the Year categories, Specsavers is running a nationwide children’s short story writing competition.

Inspired by a cartoon drawing of a young boy and his dog who discover an aliens glasses out in the wilderness, children across the country are being asked to create a short story, no longer than 500 words, beginning with the sentence; ‘I found an alien’s glasses...’

Speaking about the competition, Specsavers Longford store director Fiona Ferguson commented, "We are delighted to, once again, sponsor the children’s categories at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards this year as well as launch this fantastic competition. It is a great opportunity for budding authors across Ireland to show their writing talents. Children have the most wonderfully creative imaginations so we are very excited to see what corners of the universe their stories take us this year."

The competition is open to children and teenagers up to 16 years of age. The winner of each category will win €1,000 for their school library along with all of the shortlisted children’s titles for 2016 and will also win the shortlisted children’s titles for themselves. Be sure to use as much creativity and imagination as possible and remember to give your short story a title,staple it to the application form and detail your name, address, age and a contact number for you and your guardian.   

All entries should be posted to:

SPECSAVERS SHORT STORY COMPETITION.
c/o WHPR, 6 Ely Place, Dublin 2

or submit online at www.specsavers.ie/irish-book- awards

You can pick up your application form in Specsavers Longford, 17 Ballymahon Street or by downloading the cartoon and application form at www.bgeirishbookawards.ie

Don’t hold back – let your imagination soar! The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, December 11. 

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