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Naval Children’s Charity Arctic Star Writing Competition

Arctic Star Short Story Competition

Open to Naval children aged between 8 and 16 yrs old.

In conjunction with Tom Palmer, author of the Arctic Star novel, whilst celebrating and supporting the Month of the Military Child, the Naval Children’s Charity is running a short story competition open to Naval Children.

This includes children of veterans from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Tom’s latest book, Arctic Star, is about three young Naval recruits braving the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War.

The Canadian Naval Memorial Trust has also kindly donated a copy of the graphic novel ”Dusty Dreams & Troubled Water: A story of HMCS Sackville and the Battle of the Atlantic” by Brian Bowman.

This novel follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy and his experiences of Arctic Convoys in the Canadian Navy.

Entry details:
To enter we would like you to write a short story, 500 words maximum, with the inspiration and theme of being a “Military Child”. The rest is up to your imagination.
Winners will have their stories published on our Social Media channels and website.
 
Deadline:

The competition is open until Monday 25th April 2022, winners will be announced on Friday 29th April 2022 and contacted by email.

Please send in your stories by email to:

book@navalchildrenscharity.org.uk

Please ensure you state your full name and age with submissions.

Prizes:
The prize for coming first in the competition will be a personalised signed copy of Arctic Star as well as a copy of Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters, plus a £30 Amazon voucher
Four runners up will each receive personalised signed copies of Arctic Star plus a £15 Amazon voucher
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How we can help you

The Naval Children’s Charity supports children up to and including the age of 25 whose parent(s) serve or have served in the Naval Service: Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, their Reserves and the RFA. If you need information or advice regarding support for your child(ren) please fill in the form to the best of your knowledge. One of our caseworkers will then contact you.

If you would prefer to call us we can be contacted on 023 9263 9534, our office hours are 0830-1600 Monday to Thursday and 0830-1300 on Friday.