12 MAR 2014

DOWNTON ABBEY CREATOR TO JUDGE MP'S SHORT STORY COMPETITION FOR LOCAL YOUNGSTERS

Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes is to be the judge of a new short story competition launched for youngsters by local MP Simon Hart.

Every child aged between 11 and 14 who attends school in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire has been invited to enter the 499-word competition.

"It is a huge honour that Lord Fellowes has agreed to judge this competition, he is one of Britain's best known screenwriters and an Oscar winner," said Mr Hart.

The winning child will be awarded a £25 book token and will also get a tour of Westminster and a certificate signed by Lord Fellowes. Their school will receive £100 worth of book tokens.

"I am sure there is a huge amount of talent out there amongst our youngsters and I can't wait to start reading their stories," said Mr Hart.

*Entries can be in either English or Welsh and need to be sent to Short Story Competition, 15 St John's Street, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA67 8UE or to simon.hart.mp@parliament.uk by April 4.

PIC CAP: Simon Hart MP is pictured in the Palace of Westminster with Lord Julian Fellowes who is judging a new short story competition launched for local youngsters by Mr Hart.

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