Encourage children aged 11 and under to invent cartoons on the theme of respect for a competition run by the charity ChildLine. The winner's effort will appear on Kellogg's Corn Flakes packs and runners-up will win Apple eMacs for their schools. A teacher's pack, containing citizenship and pastoral care lessons, is available. The deadline for Let's Go Cartoon Crazy entries is January 31. Entry details may be found at www.childline.org.uk.
Hitachi software is looking for young presenters. Primary and secondary students can enter a competition by submitting a VHS video of their five-minute presentation on one of three topics - the environment, nature, or science. Full details about prizes and entry requirements: 01908 340533; www.youngpresenter.co.uk.
Young men aged 13 to 24 interested in street dance, martial arts, boxing or music are invited by Greenwich Dance Agency to join Union Dance in creating a new work to be performed on March 1. The young men will also make a video to be incorporated into the show. A taster workshop for the Vital Moves project will take place on January 25. Information: 020 8293 9741.
Jazz pianist Richard Fairhurst is leading a course for jazz pianists, and conductor Andrew Constantine is putting would-be baton maestros through their paces at the Richard Attenborough Centre in Leicester. Information: 0116 252 2455.
Write Away 2003
The deadline for entries to the TES creative writing competition is January 31. Details: www.tes.co.uk.