10, GNA – The 2019 edition of TheKidz Magazine Creative Writing Contest, an
English story writing competition open to children from the ages of seven to
12, has chosen “bullying” as a topic for the contest.
Word length is
expected to be between 150 and 250 words and the entries, which opened on
Sunday September 1, 2019, would close on Sunday September 22, 2019.
signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr Solomon Sedinam Agbemenya, the
Executive Producer of the Contest, said it is necessary for the expression of
thoughts to be an integral part of the development of children.
was, therefore, designed to develop children’s imaginative and storytelling
abilities, identify young talented writers and encourage reading among them.
said the contest is an initiative of El- Evangel Publications, publishers of
TheKidz Magazine, an educative, informative and fun-filled magazine aimed at
developing young readers.
edition, a theme would be selected with a focus on moral and social issues on
which children will be required to write a story, it said.
said emphasis on the effort was to shape the values of children to form
specific, context-driven rules that guide their behaviours while they grow and
help contestants to build their communication and imaginative skills and as
well promote originality of ideas and thoughts.
It said winning
packages include published book (50 copies) for winner, a trip to City Escape
Amusement Park, a piloting experience with Pegasus Aviation Academy, a one-day
edutainment treat at Cocos Family Circle, stationery supplies, souvenirs, cash
prizes and other consolation prizes.
urged parents and guardians to encourage their wards to participate in the
contest and called on the public to visit www.thekidzmag.com for further
information on participation, guidelines, eligibility and other requirements.