ell us a story for National Storytelling Week to win Waterstones Vouchers!

Texthelp are excited to be supporting National Storytelling Week (1st -8th February 2014) by running a competition to win £50 worth of Waterstones Vouchers!

This is an exciting opportunity for young, imaginative writers to put their creative juices to good use.  The entry can be a short story on any subject with a maximum word limit of 500 words and entrants must be under the age of 16 years old.  So what are you waiting for – get your thinking hats on and start jotting down your ideas!

Why not use Read&Write Gold to help you write your story.  You can use the many research tools like the fact finder and fact folder to research your story online, then use the fact mapper to mind map your story before you start writing.  Also use the many proof-reading tools in Read&Write Gold to perfect your story – including our advanced spelling and confusable word checkers.  If you’re stuck on how to start your story let our word prediction tool predict the next word in your sentence and see where your story goes!  Download your free trial of Read&Write Gold for PC here.

How to Enter

Email your story to Jenny Laird at j.laird@texthelp.com or alternatively post written entries to Jenny Laird, Texthelp Ltd, Lucas Exchange, 1 Orchard Way, Greystone Road, Antrim, BT41 2RU, Northern Ireland.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 17th February 2014.  Ensure you include your name, postal address, phone number and age on your entry.

The Prize

After the closing date one overall winner will be selected to receive a £50 Waterstones voucher.

For further information contact Jenny at Texthelp by email j.laird@texthelp.com

We look forward to receiving your stories!

Competition Entry Rules:

  • Entrants are encouraged from young children (under the age of 16 years)
  • Only one story can be submitted per child
  • Submissions must not contain any unsuitable material/language
  • Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 17th February 2014
  • Entries must be the child’s own work
  • Texthelp reserve the right to use a photograph of the winner and their story in press items and on the company website