Richard Holden MP's Summer Story Competition
Last year, my summer story competition proved really popular with a young lady at Stanley Crook Primary School winning out of over 100 entries.
This year, I've had a lot of people get in touch about improving animal welfare, and welcoming some of the laws strengthening punishment for animal cruelty and mentioning their own pets.
So, the theme for this year's short story is about your pet or an animal that you have seen recently. The theme is ‘A day in the life of an animal’. You need to imagine yourself in your pet’s or any other animal’s paws and tell me what you get up to for a whole day!
1.) It is open to young people under the age of 11 years, who live or attend a school in my NW Durham Constituency
2.) Please include your name, age, and which school you attend, or parents/guardian contact details so that I can contact the winner’s school or parents.
3.) I would be delighted if the story mentions my constituency in some way, but that’s for you to decide!
4.) It can be no more than 300 words long.
The winner will be chosen by myself, I will read every story and choose my favourite.
Entries must be submitted by Thursday 8th September and can be dropped into my office or posted to: Richard Holden MP, 25-27 Medomsley Road, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5HE
or you can email your story to my Constituency Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will contact the winning school or parent and announce the winner on my Facebook page by Friday 30th September.
There will be a prize for the winning story and I will write back to every child who submits a story.
I look forward to reading the stories. Good luck!