THIS year is an exciting landmark year for the Telegraph & Argus as it celebrates 150 years of reporting the news to its readers.

To mark the occasion, we are on the look out for young budding writers and artists from across Bradford and district who can write or draw a picture of a news story to help us celebrate our anniversary on July 16.

The competition is open to school children aged between six and 16 with three age categories: 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years and 14 to 16 years.

You can write or draw a picture about any news story that is of particular interest to you, either about a current event or an event that’s happened within the last 150 years.

It can be about a national event with local relevance such as something that happened in Bradford or something that is important to you, your school or the area where you live.

You can even do both and write a story and illustrate it with a picture.

The closing date for getting your entries in to us is June 29, 2018.

After the closing date, a panel of judges headed by T&A editor Nigel Burton will select the best submission from each age category.

Each winner will receive £50 worth of national book

tokens and will feature, along with a selection of the best entries from each of the age categories, in a special 150th feature which will appear in the T&A in July.

To enter, all you have to do is write a news report of up to 300 words (with or without an illustration) and send it to us, along with the entry form which is printed below, to The T&A 150th News Story Competition, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1JR.

Alternatively, you can enter a picture about a news story, no

bigger than A4 size, using the entry form to describe what

story you are illustrating.

Entries can also be handed in, along with the completed entry form, to the T&A reception office in Hall Ings.

Best of luck to everyone and we look forward to receiving your entries.

Please see the entry form below for terms and conditions.

Rules: The children of employees of Newsquest (Bradford) and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

The qualifying date for the age categories is the entrant’s age at the closing date. The entries must be signed by an adult and all entrants must be willing to take part in publicity in connection with the competition. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unfortunately we are not able to return any of the entries. Newsquest (Yorkshire & North East) Ltd competition rules apply.