Calling All Young Creative Writers!

23rd June 2022
Story Competition poster

We’re looking for Norfolk’s best young creative writers – is it you?

Has the colourful dinosaur trail in Norwich and Norfolk caught your eye and stirred your imagination this summer?

We’re running a roar-some GoGoDiscover competition in conjunction with the trail, and we’re looking for the best young creative writers in Norfolk to take part.

If you’ve been inspired by all the T.Rex, Mammoth and Breakasaurus characters that are on display, and you love nothing more than getting creative with words and making up stories then this competition is for you!

Know a budding young writer? Children are being invited to write a story about the adventures of Eye-Don’t-Think-He-Saurus, Tabitha the Tree-Rex and Dissy the Dissosaurus this summer.

Write a t-riffic dinosaur story this summer and you could WIN some roar-some prizes.

To enter, simply:

Visit and take a closer look at our three Dipple & Conway Breakasaurus sculptures, which you can spot in the children’s library in the Millennium Library, Norwich. Or, see their photo here!’

Look deep into your imagination to dream up a brilliantly creative story using these three dinosaurs as inspiration.

Scribble down your short dinosaur-themed story (maximum 500 words) and write a tale that any young reader would love to sink their teeth into.

There are three age categories, with prizes for the winner of each.

6 and under
7-10 years
11-16 years


Fantastic book bundles and book vouchers for the winner of each age category!

Prizes kindly donated by Bookbugs and Dragon Tales, independent bookstore in Norwich.

What are we looking for?

  • A story which brings the three Dipple & Conway Breakasaurus dinosaurs to life and features these three sculptures as the main characters
  • You can re-name them if you like, but they must be connected in some way
  • Your story should have a clear beginning, middle and end
  • Be a maximum of 500 words (it can be much shorter if you prefer)
  • Be packed with interesting words and expressive writing
  • Your own original, incredible ideas
  • Written by hand or on a computer. We can also accept stories recorded as audio clips.
  • Colourful illustrations – add them if you like – but this is totally optional
  • Most importantly – have fun letting your imagination run wild!

Send your stories to…

Dipple & Conway Opticians, 19 Castle Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1PB or by email – add ‘GoGoDiscover story’ to the subject.

Include your full name, age, and contact details for a parent or guardian.

This competition will become extinct on 12th September 2022 (that’s the closing date!)

We’ll have our reading glasses ready and waiting!

Dipple & Conway Opticians are proud sponsors of the GoGoDiscover Learning and Community Programme for 2022

As a long-term supporter of Break and their fantastically colourful art trails, we are very proud to be the lead sponsor of this year’s GoGoDiscover Learning and Community Programme.

This wonderful project has seen more than 100 schools and community groups get involved, by painting and decorating a Breakasaurus sculpture. The Breakasaurus sculptures will be on display in the city this summer too, alongside the main GoGoDiscover trail.

Will you spot them all?

Thank you to …

Our three Breakasaurus sculptures, sitting proudly in the children’s library, were beautifully decorated for Dipple & Conway Opticians by three Norfolk schools.

A tyrannosaurus sized thank you goes out to the talented children and staff at the following schools. Thank you for painting them. We hope you agree, they look amazing.

Recreation Road, Norwich
Heartwood Primary, Swaffham
Diss Junior Academy, Diss

Terms and conditions

  • All entries should be received by the deadline of 12th September 2022. 
  • The story submitted must meet the entry criteria, please refer to ‘What are we looking for?’ in our blog post.
  • Once submitted, stories cannot be amended or returned.  Please make a copy of your work if you would like to keep your story.
  • Stories will be read and judged by a panel including (but not exclusively) employees of Dipple & Conway Opticians and Plain Speaking PR.
  • One winner will be selected in each age group. Categories are: 6 and under, 7-10 years, 11-16 years.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.
  • The competition is open to all children aged six to 16, who are residents of the UK.
  • The entry must be an original piece of writing, independently completed by the child entering the competition.
  • One entry per child allowed. 
  • The content of the story must be suitable for a child audience. 
  • If you have trouble writing or typing, we are also happy to accept stories recorded as an audio clip. Audio stories must also meet the entry criteria, terms and conditions. 
  • By entering this competition, the winners and their parents / guardians give Dipple & Conway Opticians, Plain Speaking PR and Break charity permission to reproduce the story online. 
  • Winners will be selected and notified by 31st October 2022, using the contact details supplied on the entry form.
  • If the winner does not respond within 7 days, a runner up will be contacted and awarded the prize.
  • All winners will receive their prize (a book voucher and book bundle) within 30 days of being notified. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
Posted by Dipple Conway

"I’m very impressed by the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff at Dipple and Conway, and by the very competent and professional service my optometrist provided. It really is a pleasure to ones eyes tested there."

Mike Lindsay
Optician Awards Finalist Investor in People The College of Optometrists British Contact Lens Association Association of Dispensing Opticians Best Family Business 2020

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