Buster’s Short Story Writing Competition

If you’re missing your regular journeys on Ruddington’s Navy 3 or Green 10 buses during the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown, Nottingham City Transport’s “Buster” is inviting you to write a bus related tale or poem for possible inclusion in a brand new book.

The short story writing competition is open to children and adults in five age categories. So how about composing one inspired by a #RuddyGoodDayOut? NCT plans to publish a bus-themed storybook full of their favourite submissions this autumn, in aid of charity, and it’d be great to see Ruddington included!

Right now, all you have to do is write an original short story, under one of the following categories:

  • 5-7 Year Olds
    Write a short story about a bus journey to somewhere magical. Max 300 words. You can draw your story using 6-12 pictures.
  • 8-10 Year Olds
    Write a short story about seeing a mythical animal through the bus window. Max 500 words.
  • 11-13 Year Olds
    Write a short adventure story that includes a bus journey. Max 1000 words.
  • 14-17 Year Olds
    Write a short story in any genre that contains the sentence `I was so surprised to see….’ and includes a bus journey. Max 1000 words.
  • Adults 18+
    Write a short story or poem about meeting your idol on a bus journey.

To enter, you’ll need to write and send in your short story or poem to NCT before 30th June 2020.

There’s a form to send with your prose or poetry – which is available >>HERE<<. Good luck!

Have you been inspired by a journey on a Ruddington bus?

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