If you’ve been paying attention over the past few days you’ll know that today is World Book Day. It’s also National Dentists Day, National Frozen Food Day and St Cyril’s Day, but I digress….
To coincide with World Book Day the dudes and dudettes at Irwin Mitchell have launched a brilliant writing competition, and they’re looking for your help. *Looks at you*
Turning the Page is a writing competition that invites both disabled and non-disabled children and adults to share their experiences of disability or supporting a disabled person. They’re looking for short stories and poems of up to 500 words and all levels of writing ability are welcome, so don’t worry if you haven’t written anything similar before. Simply write about your personal understanding of disability. This might be life in school or the workplace as a disabled person, or that of a family member or friend.
There are three age groups, 5 – 11 years, 12 – 17 years, and over 18s and the competition is free to enter. I’m gonna see if I can enter the 5-11 category because my spelling is sometimes shot.
For more details please visit the competition website here and find out how you can enter. Yes, there are prizes, but sharing your experiences, your stories, and writing from your heart is all you need to do. World Book Day is about books, but it’s also about stories. In any form.
This isn’t a sponsored post. I’ve not received any payment, inducements or incentives for putting this out there. I just happen to think it’s a great idea. Anything that encourages people to share their stories and experiences through writing is a good thing. Fo’ sho’.
The organisers are hoping for lots of positive and encouraging stories so share this post if you can and please visit the Turning The Page Facebook page for more information.
And thanks for reading.