Thursday, 1 October 2009


Lancashire Police Authority are launching a great new project with publishing and award opportunties for young writers.

Typecast is a social media hub aimed at 11 - 19 year olds and designed by young people based at the Urban Exchange in Preston and the Connexions centre in Blackpool. Concerned about the negative stereotyping of young people, the participants worked alongside Lancashire Police Authority to create an online showcase for young talent across a range of media (writing, art, video and music) that engages in some way with the stereotyping across a range of issues, from gangs and bullying to knife crime and alcohol.

To upload work, young people need to register with the site before the 30th November 2009. Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony in the Guild Hall, January 2010 where the best entries will be displayed and the whole event broadcast on Rock FM.

To view current Typecast entries, click here. For information about entering your work or getting in touch with the organisers, click here.

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