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Youngsters urged to enter Lichfield Heritage Weekend short story competition

Youngsters who have a way with words are being encouraged to enter a short story competition.

Visit Lichfield are running the contest for seven to 12-year-olds as part of Lichfield Heritage Weekend.

Young writers need to create a piece no longer than 500 words before the deadline on September 8.

Councillor Val Richards said: “We’re calling on all budding young writers to pick up a pen and enter a story into our fantastic competition.

“The summer holidays are a great time to get creative, and we’re hoping lots of entries will celebrate different periods of Lichfield’s exciting past – from the days of the bloody civil war, through to the battles, blows and bloodshed of the Anglo-Saxon times.

“I’m really looking forward to reading the entries and I wish everyone the very best of luck!”

The competition will be judged by The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, local writer David Titley and Intimate Theatre’s Elle Knight.

Lichfield’s Mayor, Cllr Bob Awty, will award the first, second and third prizes on the Heritage Weekend stage on Market Square on September 21. Prizes include a pass to ‘eat for free for a year’ at Frankie and Benny’s in Lichfield, and a day out at Conkers in Derbyshire.

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