Take A Break's Fiction Feast is hosting the second Young Fiction Writer of the Year award this year. Last year it was a huge success with over 2000 entries received. Judged by Anthony Horowitz, whose books my 12-year old has recently got into. (He currently spends half his life in the library tracking down each novel, and the other half reading them.)
Stories 500-1000 words. Open to ages 8-18. Closing date 23rd July. There are prizes for individuals and for their schools, so it's a great opportunity.
Either buy the latest (June) copy of Fiction Feast for an entry form, or go here. So if you have youngsters or know any, lend them your laptop and get them writing!