Sally Anderson-Wai 
Lyndee Oscar 
Are you aged 11 – 16 years? Do you enjoy writing and are interested in health? Why not have a go at winning a Fitbit gadget for yourself and £50 worth of Amazon Vouchers for your School by entering our competition? We have a ChiroPak School Backpack RRP £50 for the second prize winner and £20 worth of Amazon vouchers for the third prize winner. 
WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES has joined forces with KIDS BACKS 4 THE FUTURE to come up with a really interesting project for you. Our competition is being sponsored by the Gazette. Winning students will be given a tour of the Gazette’s Newsroom. They will also have the amazing opportunity to join a Newsroom Conference where the editorial decisions are made and all three winning articles will be published in the Gazette, subject to the Editor’s final approval. The deadline has been extended from noon on November 28th to December 28th, 2016. 
Millions of pounds are spent each year on patients suffering from ill health or injuries. We want you to write a feature or news story advising people how they can improve their health, live a healthier lifestyle or avoid injuries or diseases. The judges will rate stories with a local angle more highly. 
Write your article just as if you were writing it for The Gazette, about something that has inspired or amazed you or is newsworthy locally. It doesn’t matter what the subject is but it must be about a health issue and your passion for it must shine through your writing. The article should be between 300 and 400 words long; it ought to contain quotations from relevant people, facts and figures and it can contain a photograph relevant to the subject matter. You must also include a short piece (200 words maximum) explaining why you chose your subject matter, how you researched the subject and drew your conclusions. 
Your entry will be judged on 3 elements: 
1. The article itself and the way it inspires the Judges. 
2. How well you explain the way you did your research. 
3. The quality and relevance of the additional material e.g. photo, facts, figures and quotes. 
Bafta award-winning journalist and founder of WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES Sally Anderson-Wai and Essex Business Community Award winner Lyndee Oscar of KIDS BACKS 4 THE FUTURE will be judging the entries. Sally has over 20 years experience as a Journalist and has worked for newspapers, magazines and the BBC. Lyndee has been an Osteopath for 23 years. 
The winning entries will be featured on WRITE WAI’s website and blog: and and on Kids Backs 4 the Future website 
Entries should be submitted by email to The closing date is midday 28th December, 2016. There will be prizes for first, second and third places and winners will be notified shortly after the closing date. 
Please include your full name, age and the name of the school that you attend. You will also need to confirm that you have your parent/guardian’s permission to enter the competition, be photographed for publicity shots and named in any publicity material. 
Get Healthy Writing Competition 2016, sponsored by the Colchester Gazette 
1. All entries must be received no later than 12 noon British Summer Time, 28th December, 2016; however, WW and KB4TF reserve the right to change this should it be deemed necessary. 
2. Entrants must have been aged between 11 and 16 years of age on 1st September 2016. 
3. Only one entry per person will be counted. All other entries will be made void. 
4. The judges’ decision will be final. 
5. The prize for the first place winning student will be a Fitbit gadget. This student’s school will receive a £50 Amazon voucher. The second placed entry will be a ChiroPak School Backpack RRP £50 and the third placed entry will win £20 worth of Amazon vouchers. Prizes are donated by WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES and KIDS BACKS 4 THE FUTURE. 
6. Prizes must be taken as stated and no cash alternatives will be offered. 
7. The winners will be notified by email shortly after the deadline and invited to a prize-giving event in January at the Gazette Office. 
8. The winning entries will be published in the Write Wai’s e-Newsletter and websites. A press release will be issued giving the winners names and schools. 
9. The winner will be invited to attend a prize-giving event at which photographs will be taken for publicity purposes. 
10. Entries or part entries may be used in social media campaigns to promote the competition. Students full names will not be used, only first names (unless agreed by parents/guardians) and school attended. 
11. No information given for entry to this prize draw shall be used for direct marketing purposes, nor shall it be passed on to any Third parties. 
12. No one related to, or connected with, anyone working at The Colchester Gazette, WW or KB4TF is permitted to enter this competition. 
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