Jewish News is calling on budding writers to pen their thoughts on never giving up, for their chance to win an iPad for themselves and their school!
Following the success of last year’s story writing competition, we have teamed up again with WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organisation, and also joined forces with PJ Library, which distributes stories celebrating Jewish values and traditions to more than 7,500 children across the UK.
Our fantastic competition is sponsored by Mamilla Architecture and Design.
WIZO is the largest independent social welfare organisation in Israel, supporting more than 800 projects across the country at every stage of life.
These include day care centres for children, emergency centres for babies and children at risk, youth villages for vulnerable teenagers and more than 100 after school programmes.
The charity also provides additional services, including support for single parent families, foreign language groups for immigrants, shelters for victims of domestic violence and a retirement home.
WIZO’s current fundraising focus is to achieve the remaining £200,000 of an ambitious £1.8 million drive for the vital renovation and refurbishment of the WIZO Vocational High School in Jerusalem, WIZO’s ‘School of Dreams’.
This life-changing school supports teenagers in years 9 to 12, most of whom arrive with severe emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems.
WIZO helps vulnerable and disadvantage teenagers to persevere with their goals and dreams and encourages them to never give up.
Here’s how to enter
Simply write a story or poem about a time when you or someone else persevered, never gave up and achieved a dream in no more than 300 words.
The competition is open to boys and girls in two categories: primary (ages 7 to 11) and secondary (ages 11 to 18).
The prizes, sponsored by Mamilla Architecture and Design, include an iPad for the winner in each category and one for their school, while runners-up will receive book vouchers for themselves and their schools.
PJ Library will also provide a fantastic goody pack of books for the winners and runners-up of the primary category!
Closing date: 31 December 2019