Budding authors aged between nine and 13 are invited to enter the New Horizons Writing Competition 2014.

Children in Years 5 and 6 should submit a story of no more than 1,500 words.

Children in Years 7 and 8 should submit an outline of a novel, including main events and characters, in no more than 250 words as well as the opening 500 to 1,000 words.

The closing date is April 26. For more information visit dorsetforyou.com/412084.