18 JANUARY 1957, Page 16

Spectator Competition for Schools

The Spectator offers three prizes of eight guineas each in a competition open to boys and girls at school in the United Kingdom. Entries should be in the form of

An original story of not more than 1,500 words, or A middle article of about 1,200 words, or An eye-witness account of any sporting event of about 1,200 words.

A prize will be awarded for the best entry in each section. Entries, which need not be typed, must reach The Spectator office (99 Gower Street, London, WCI) by January 21. The name of the entrant's school should be given at the head of each entry, and envelopes should be marked 'Schools.'