Vale children urged to share stories in 'My town, My story' writing competition 

A Twinning Associations competition has been launched for children aged 7-12 years old, across the Vale of Glamorgan.


  • Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    Vale of Glamorgan


Children in the Vale, as well as in the county’s twin towns of Rheinfelden in Germany, Mouscron in Belgium and Fécamp in France, in partnership with the local libraries are invited to share stories about their towns.


This competition is also marking 50 years since the Vale of Glamorgan was twinned with Rheinfelden. 


Each winner on the shortlist will be presented with a Certificate of Commendation by the Mayor or Deputy-Mayor, and the top three winners from each twin town will have their stories published in a book, which can be sold as a souvenir in their home towns. 


Each child must write a story no longer than 300 words, accompanied by an A5 piece of original art work that represents their story. 


Entries will be judged on enjoyment, plot, originality, language and characterisation, and will be split into one category for 7 – 9 year olds and another for 10 – 12 year old children.


The winning stories will be translated by each twin town into German, English and French, to create a booklet.


Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 28 February to a nominated representative at each Town Hall such as the Twinning Officer.


For more information on the competition, contact Cabinet Officer, Mark Petherick on 01446 709854 or send an email



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