A boy jumping up with a trophy. He is on the backdrop of a rocket and a range of books.

Today is the International Day of Education and also the day we launch our short story competition.

Are you an amazing author? Can you write a creative, compelling, curious 500 word short story about waste?

Our Waste Education Team are running a short story competition for children aged 7-14 in the Winter/Spring. You can enter if you are a child aged between 7 and 14 and living in Devon (not Torbay or Plymouth). Stories should be about a topic on rubbish or waste, including plastic pollution, reducing waste, composting, reusing, recycling or even Bonster the Hungry Monster.

So click on the image, go to our competition page and see if you want to participate as an amazing author…