YOUNG people in Midlothian are being encouraged to use their imagination and get writing.
The annual Young Writer of the Year competition is being launched by Tyne and Esk Writers, in partnership with Midlothian and East Lothian library services.
Entries will be judged in two groups, P4-7 and S1-4, with two sets of prizes for poetry and prose.
Group winners will receive a family pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre and a £10 book token, while the overall winners will also receive an iPod Shuffle.
Entry forms will be available in schools and libraries from April 8.