Wanna-be journalists could have the "write stuff" for Summer gig

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Nick Clark and Amy Bruce

Young writers are to get the chance to win free tickets to a ‘spectacular’ summer concert at the Stadium of Light.

Full-time students from North East secondary schools, colleges and universities are being asked to submit mock reviews of the North East Live 2014 event by organisers at AEG Live and SAFC.

The prize will be four tickets to the gig in June, which will feature performances by Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks and The Saturdays as well as a chance to write an actual review for the SAFC website.

Three winners will be chosen in all – one from a secondary school, one from a college and one from a university.

The secondary school winner will also receive four extra VIP tickets for their classmates.

SAFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “We’re looking forward to reading all of the entries and ultimately giving the lucky winners a chance to report like a real journalist at North East Live 2014.”

Lucy Hall, who receives the submissions, said: “We have asked students from across the region to express their creativity and imagination. The mock review is their chance to showcase their writing skills to a huge audience.”

“We’re looking for students to be creative but we also want their individuality to shine, they have the freedom to write whatever they want but we want to see imagination.”

Schools, colleges or universities that submit entries on behalf of their students will be entered into a separate prize draw for tickets to be handed out to their students.

Entries should be submitted to lucy.hall@safc.com, in person at Black Cat House, or by post to Schools North East Live Competition, Sunderland AFC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU by no later than Friday 2 May.

Tickets for the event are on sale at £25 each, and can be purchased at www.safcconcerts.com.

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