The deadline for entries is 9 June.
To raise funds to help journalists who have suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Journalists’ Charity has launched a competition inspired by its founder Charlies Dickens.
The winner will receive a certificate and the original drawing of their character by veteran Fleet Street cartoonist, Stanley McMurtry, MBE.
How to enter
Think of a 21st century person who could have captured the imagination of Dickens and pen a 300-word portrait of his/her character.
The competition is open to everyone and the deadline to enter is 5pm on 9 June, the 150th anniversary of the author’s death.
Entries online can be sent before the same deadline to [email protected] or by mail to Dickens House, 35 Wathen Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1JY.
The charity is asking both participants and non-participants to make a donation, click here for more information.
Source: Society of Editors