Youngsters could win £100 by entering our new Letters to the Editor competition

Champion Children 2012 at the Wakefield Theatre Royal. With Look North's Clare Frisby. Mark Bradley on stage. (W551B251)
Champion Children 2012 at the Wakefield Theatre Royal. With Look North's Clare Frisby. Mark Bradley on stage. (W551B251)

Young people with an opinion to voice could bag themselves a £100 prize as part of our new Letters to the Editor competition.

The letters page is one of the most widely read features of any paper. It gives readers the chance to have their say on our stories, or issues they are passionate about.

Youngsters aged 11 to 16 are invited to submit letters of no more than 200 words.

The best ones will be published on a special letters page before the end of the summer term, and readers will vote for the overall winner.

Judges will favour letters written from the heart, which grab the readers’ attention with a persuasive or funny argument.

Entries can be from individuals or submitted via school. Kettlethorpe High, Freeston Academy, Cathedral Academy and Wakefield City Academy have already signed up.

The competition follows the success of our award-winning Read On Wakefield campaign in 2007. It aimed to help improve low literacy levels.

Entries should be e-mailed to emmahakier@wakefieldexpress.co.uk by Friday, June 7.