Calling all young Timelords - send in your Dalek and Dr Who stories

Young sci-fi writers of the future are being urged to show off their literary skills in a new contest.

Children aged between seven and 12 have been invited to write a Doctor Who short-story adventure up to a maximum of 200 words.

Prizes will be awarded for the best stories and all completed entries will be displayed in libraries in the county after the end of the competition.

County councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, cabinet member for customers and communities, said: "This is a great way of getting talented young writers in the county to use their imaginations and come up with some great stories.

"There is a lot of interest in Doctor Who at the moment so hopefully there will be a lot of entries."

Entry forms for the contest will be available from libraries in Northamptonshire from October 18 with the closing date on November 15.

The contest ties in with the National Year of Reading theme for November of "screen reads", which focuses on books based on television or film.