Budding, young writers across the nation are being called to put their talent to the test and battle it out to be crowned champion of a prestigious literary competition.
The National Young Writers' Awards are back and on the lookout for a wonderful wordsmith to take up this year's highly-contested title.
Over the past nine years, the awards have seen hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren put to pen to paper and try their hand at storytelling, and this year, competition bosses are hoping to inspire even more young people to give writing a go.
This year's theme is "The Future", and children will have to write a 500-word story set in 3017. Stories could see families living in space, robots ruling the world or even a new species of animal roaming the wild.