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Here at the Lake District Calvert Trust we love hearing about the amazing adventures and experiences that inspiring people with disabilities have. We believe that it’s what you CAN DO that counts.  If you want to tell your story (fact or fiction), now is your chance. Anyone with a disability, carers or family members from age 8 upwards can take part. There are no barriers preventing you from participating, and we will accept entries that have been dictated to another person, typed or written and scanned by yourself. It can be about your own experiences, or a fictional tale that is inspired by your day-to-day life. We are interested in your personal understanding of disability, how this may affect you or your family, and you may illustrate your story with a single photograph or drawing. Your entries don’t have to include the Lake District Calvert Trust to be considered – we don’t like to discriminate, but they should strongly feature what it means to be you. Entries will be accepted from 25th February 2019  until May 31st, with judging taking place during this time and winners announced at the end June.

Click here to take a look at our poster. This can be printed out to display in your school, club or organisation. Full details of competition rules and prizes will be available soon.

The world is full of inspiring stories - this is your chance to tell yours...

The stories must be your own work, but can be dictated to another and written down by them. They can be about an event in your life or about your family. They can be fact,  or written as fiction using imaginary characters and events that tell a story relating to your experiences of disability. The exact subject matter can be of your own choosing but you should be writing about what it means to be you, adventures you have had, the best and worst of times. You may illustrate your story with a single photograph or drawing if you feel this will enhance your entry, but it is the power of words we are most interested in.

We will accept one entry per person and everyone under 18 must have written consent from a family member or teacher. The three best stories in each category will receive a FREE multi-activity break for up to 4 people with us here in the Lake District*. We will also select six runners-up who will win a Calvert Trust goody bag!

*Please see our terms and conditions for full details of prizes which will be published prior to the competition.



Spread the Word - 500 words! Tell your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues or even the postman! The competition is open to anyone aged between 8 and 19, and full details of how to enter and links to rules will be published soon. Any questions please phone the Calvert Trust on 017687 72255.

Read Our Writing Competition Terms & Conditions Here

Competition Entry Form

Please fill in the form below and attach your story - this will be available when the competition starts.

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