Budding journalists are invited to share their uplifting stories of life in lockdown as part of the BD18 Good News competition.

The free competition invites children who live in Saltaire, Shipley, Windhill and Moorhead to design their own newspaper full of feel-good accounts of daily life.

It’s all in a bid to remind people young and old about the good things that happen every day, whether it’s the sunny weather or seeing Captain Tom Moore on the telly.

A one-off community newspaper created by kids will be sent to hospitals, the elderly in care homes or vulnerable and isolated people.

Meanwhile, the best entries will also feature in the Telegraph & Argus.

Winners can get their hands on a variety of prizes donated by local businesses.

You could win: a £10 voucher from Interlude Tea Room and Emporium, a £25 Amazon voucher from The Quality Yorkshire pie company (Paul Binns butchers), a voucher for Serendipity in Saltaire, a £10 Scraptastic voucher, chocolate donated by Giddy Arts, a Beauty by Terez voucher for getting your nails painted, a £25 gift voucher from Incommunities or a prize from Salts Pots Ceramic Studio and more.

The BD18 Good News competition is the brainchild of Sophie Eveleigh, who works for Better Start Bradford.

She described life in the pandemic a “difficult time”, not just for adults but little ones too. And sometimes, a little bit of positivity goes a long way.

Sophie told the Telegraph & Argus: “It’s partly to occupy kids for a bit but also to make them think about all the good things that still happen very day.

“We have some fantastic local companies donating prizes.

“It’s completely free so that’s the first winner. It’s not something that needs to be done in one sitting. It can be things they come back to over and over. It doesn’t have to follow a traditional newspaper. It’s just something to be fun and creative with.

“I feel like we could all do with some good news.”

Participants can drop off their entries in designated boxes at the Co-op in Saltaire and Windhill Community Centre.

Alternatively, those who want to email in their entries should send them to bd18goodnews@gmail.com

The deadline for entries is Monday, May 25.

The age limit is 15.

The brief is simple.

It reads: “This is a free competition for all children in Shipley and Saltaire to make their own newspapers

“Make your newspaper and fill it with good news that will make people smile.”

So far, Sophie has seen a range of entries with some youngsters deciding to do full newspapers while others doing one or two pages.

Some people have created their own front page including one boy who saved some tad poles.

Other stories included thanking key workers and the NHS; how to create arts and crafts; a look into life on a farm during lambing season; Boris Johnson recovering from covid-19 and the latest news on antibody tests.

Sophie added: “The ones I’ve got so far they’re all about different things.

“I love them. I just think they’ve all interpreted it really differently.

“One of them has done it as lots of different boxes, there’s 22!

“They’ve been the busiest people in the whole of lockdown!”