Are you aged between 8-12, or know someone who is? Do you love writing? Do you have dreams and ideas about the world you'd like to see? If so, you could be our next Child Author!

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age, from North America or Europe, are invited to enter the Voices of Future Generation’s Children’s Book Series story writing contest.

Each entrant is invited to write a five-page story about children’s rights and sustainable development. Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and one to three of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, the stories should creatively and imaginatively promote access to the rights enshrined in these instruments. Imaginative and creative stories based on a problem-solving child hero and lively colourful characters will be preferred. Importantly, the stories should be about the kind of future that the children would like to see.

All story entries should be typed using a font of size 12 and single spacing. Entries should be sent to the Voices of Future Generations International Commission, care of Dr Odeeth Lara, Senior Programme Officer, and Ms Ruth Hanson, Global Programme Coordinator, using email addresses: odtlara@gmail.com and ruthemilyhanson@gmail.com by 30th April 2017.

Please visit http://www.vofg.org/books/ to view winning entries of previous story writing contests, which have now been illustrated and published. These gold winning stories should serve as a guide to the kinds of stories that are being sought.