DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED FOR OUR
'GET HEALTHY WRITING COMPETITION' 2016,
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: www.writewai.com and
http://sallyandersonwaidotcom2.wordpress.com and on Kids Backs 4 the Future website http://www.kidsbacks4thefuture.co.uk/news/
Entries should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.