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Posted on 18 January 2023

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Saturday 28 January 2023 to Saturday 4 February 2023, Derbyshire Libraries are launching a creative writing competition for children. 

Derbyshire Libraries are looking for stories of no more than 50 words. It can be any kind of story, including adventure, spooky, fantasy, or funny but it must be set somewhere in Derbyshire.

There are two age categories, ages 7 to 11 and ages 12 to 16.

The competition will be launched on Saturday 28 January 2023. The deadline for entries is 26 February 2023. The winning entries will then be posted on Friday 10 March 2023 on Derbyshire Libraries Book Share at 6pm.

Entries should be sent through to along with the name and age of the child/children and a contact number or email for the school.  The prizes will be books.

For more information please contact the Derbyshire Libraries Service:

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