Labels4Kids and Bombadil Publishing Launch Exciting New Writing Contest

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Online retailer for personalised products and name labels Labels4Kids and publisher of young talent Bombadil Publishing have joined forces in this contest to encourage story writing and creative growth.

Labels4Kids logo and Bombadil Publishing logo

Labels4Kids and Bombadil Publishing

"It is so important to encourage an interest in language and writing in children and young people. Everything is about pictures and videos nowadays, and no one seems to really write anymore... I want to change that." - Ann-Maree Morrison from Labels4Kids

The winner of the competition will have their story adapted into a short film sponsored by Labels4Kids and will have their story published by Bombadil Publishing as part of an online series of short stories.

Bombadil Publishing and Labels4Kids are proud to announce this joint short story competition on the topic 'The Label That Saved The World.' The story should consist of maximum 3000 words, can be any genre and can be illustrated. It is open to all youth anywhere in the world under the age of 26 but must be written in English. Submissions close at Midnight (GMT) on the 31st of October, 2014 and can be made via this submission form. The winner will be announced on the 15th November, 2014.

For an overview of all the rules, click here.

The winner of this competition will have his or her story adapted into a short film, sponsored by Labels4Kids, one of the UK’s most successful online retailers solving lost property dilemmas with personalised name labels and gifts. The film will be promoted extensively by Bombadil Publishing and Labels4Kids on their websites and in their social media. The runner up will receive a Bombadil hoodie and a Labels4Kids vinyl starter pack, and third prize is a Bombadil t-shirt. As an extra bonus, the qualifying stories will be published by Bombadil Publishing as part of an online series of short stories.

The winner will be decided by a panel of judges from Bombardil publishing and Labels4Kids. Submissions need to adhere to Bombadil Publishing’s ethical guidelines and the contest guidelines.

Pass it on and get in touch with the young aspiring writers you might know. Who knows, they might become a published author!

Good luck to all participants!

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