Your chance to write the official story of The Bear and The Reindeer!

Your chance to write the official story of The Bear and The Reindeer!

Submission deadline: 4 November 2024

Southport BID are inviting young people of Southport and the wider Liverpool City Region to enter a written story based on the characters ‘The Bear & The Reindeer’.

Two new characters are being transformed into illuminated installations which will light up The Town Hall Gardens in Southport over the Christmas period.

The winning submission will be chosen as the official story of ‘The Bear and The Reindeer’ and will be displayed in Southport Library at The Atkinson this festive season. The author of the winning submission will also receive the prize of an iPad, plus £100 vouchers to spend in a Southport town centre venue of their choice.

Authors must be aged 10 or under, and stories must be submitted no later than 4 November 2023.

Competition​ Guidelines

Submit your story by completing the submission form here.

  • All entrants must be aged 10 or under.
  • Only one short story can be submitted per entrant.
  • Stories must not exceed a maximum of 500 words.
  • Please do not include illustrations.
  • Submission can be typed and/or handwritten.
  • The format for submissions must be either .pdf, .doc, .jpg, or .png.
  • You must be willing for your work to be displayed at Southport Library.
  • You must be willing for your work to be used for promotional purposes by Southport BID.
  • All entries must be accompanied by permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Submissions will be assessed by a panel of judges. A shortlist of finalists will be chosen before one submission is selected as the overall winner.
  • The deadline for submissions is 4 November 2023
  • The winning and shortlisted entrants will be contacted no later than November 13 2023.

Either upload your submission directly via the form or hand in a physical copy to a member of staff at Southport Library (you must complete the consent details online).


Posted on 11 October 2023 under At Home Activities, General news

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