AAward-winning communications agency Scriba PR is encouraging young people to unleash their creativity, with the launch of a short story competition on World Book Day (March 3).
After naming children’s literacy organization Grimm & Co as its ‘Charity of the Year’, PR specialist Scriba launched the competition as part of a wider fundraising initiative that sees the 14-person Yorkshire-based team aim to raise £8,000 over the course of 12 months, on the agency’s 8th anniversary last year.
Recognizing the power of creative writing in cognitive development and self-expression, Scriba challenges children across the region to write a short magick-themed tale of up to 500 words. The top three storytellers will win a selection of prizes, courtesy of Grimm & Co.
Open to anyone up to the age of 11 with a Yorkshire postcode, the competition marks Scriba’s latest endeavor to maintain or ignite young people’s passion for the English language.
Commenting on the launch of the challenge, Scriba CEO and Founder Katie Mallinson said, “As a communications agency, we strongly believe in the power of the written word and our partnership with Grimm & Co feels like meeting two spirits.
“This competition is one of many fundraising activities we have planned to reach our £8,000 target – with a quiz, three peak challenge and a fun race dressed as famous literary characters, to name a few. to name a few!
“So, we would like to encourage everyone to send us their 500 best words – fictional or not – for a chance to win!
“Scriba’s charity has generated £1,055 so far via a sponsored silence and fitness challenge, and there’s plenty more where that came from!”
Scriba PR, founded in 2013, has previously supported charities such as Yorkshire Children’s Centre, Thrombosis UK, Conscious Youth, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale with monetary donations and pro bono PR services.
The closing date for the creative writing competition is March 31 and winners will be announced on April 4.
All registrations are just £2, which can be paid through the fundraising page. All young people wishing to enter the contest should send their name, address, age – and of course their story – to [email protected] com or by post to Scriba PR, Wellington Mills, 70 Plover Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3HR.