Schoolchildren in Clydebank are being given the opportunity to become a published author.

They are being encouraged to take part in a competition to write the UK’s first-ever “wake up-time” storybook for children.

Premier Inn, the company behind the contest, want to inspire children to start the day in the best way possible.

They are set to publish a storybook with original tales written by under-15s from across the country.

Part of the book will be dedicated to bedtime stories to help encourage a great night’s sleep while, uniquely, the other part will be dedicated to stories designed to be read in the morning – to help young people to get in the right frame of mind for the day ahead.

The UK’s largest hotel company already helps millions of people to get a good night’s sleep, and now wants youngsters to start their their mornings positively.

The budget hotel chain is encouraging those aged 15 and under to submit an original 500-word short story either on the theme of relaxation or inspiration.

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The hotel company will publish a diverse collection of tales, so stories revolving around friendship, families, animals or even science fiction are all welcome, providing they slot into the themes mentioned before.

Simon Ewins, managing director at Premier Inn UK, said: “We’re thrilled to launch our young people’s short story competition which will uncover exciting new stories to help encourage a restful night’s sleep – and get their day off to the best possible start.

“We thought it would be a fun twist to launch the UK’s first ‘wake up-time’ story collection. The UK is bursting with talented young people and we can’t wait to start receiving the stories.”

To submit a 500-word short story, young authors can email their masterpieces to, or see for more details.