Winners of Calderdale’s local story writing competition were presented with their awards by the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale.
Almost 200 creative writers entered their stories into the local competition and from these, six winners were selected. In total, we received 134 entries from children under nine, and 58 from children aged between 10 and 11. Winners and their family members were given a tour of the Halifax Town Hall and received a mug, pencil and bookmark.
Calderdale Council’s Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Stuart Smith, said:
“It was really pleasing to see so many children and young people taking part in this year’s local writing competition. It was difficult for the judges to choose the winners as all of the entries were really good. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our winners, as well as everyone else who submitted their fantastic stories. I look forward to receiving lots more entries next year.”
Each year, Calderdale Council supports the national BBC 500 Words competition by running a local competition with schools across the area. All stories entered locally have been submitted to the national BBC 500 Words competition and the winners will be revealed on the 30 May 2014. To find out more, visit the BBC 500 Words competition(external link).