Prizes of book tokens, to a total value of £300, will be awarded for the best eight entries. These will go to the relevant schools or other children’s organisations that made the winning entries. Certificates will also be awarded to all children and schools/organisations in respect of all the entries that are published.
Stories from as many participants as possible will be featured on the WVD and HVF websites so that they can be seen and enjoyed all around the world. They will also be featured on social media platforms and in the HVF’s written and digital publications, including a booklet to be published online early in 2017, which will include a wide cross section of the best stories and illustrations. This ‘Stories On Values - By Children, For Children’ booklet will be available free on the HVF website in PDF format.
“This is a great way to get children creatively thinking about what values are important to them and what they mean!” said Ann Greenwood, former headteacher and founder of The Rainbow Tree Wales.
Those interested in submitting values stories for the World Values Day website and the HVF’s booklet should email [email protected] by Friday 30th September, and give the name of the school/organisation wishing to take part.
Most schools are expected to involve children aged from 7 to 11 in this competition. However, teachers wishing to involve younger children are encouraged to send in copies of their drawings, paintings or posters on the theme of values. These should be no larger than A4 size in order to reproduce well online. The best of these will be published in a similar way to the stories and consideration is being given to awarding a special prize in this category.
All stories must be submitted by 14th October 2016 (see the HVF website for more details on the competition and how to enter).
Visit www.humanvaluesfoundation.com/values-stories-competition or contact [email protected] for more information.