SETTLE Stories is hoping for a good entry to its story writing competition - My Journey to the Stars.

The winner will not only get a real star adopted in their name, but their poem will receive pride of place in Settle's Gallery on the Green.

The former telephone box, which has hosted two exhibitions by Queen guitarist Brian May, is believed to be the smallest gallery in the world.

Open to all ages, and to anyone, anywhere in the world, all people have to do is pen their story based on 'my journey to the stars' on the back of a postcard, and send it to Settle Stories before the end of next month.

This is the sixth year running the competition has run, but each year with a different challenge.

Last year saw thousands of postcards arriving in Settle from all over the world.

"Writing a short story always captures people's imaginations," said director and founder of Settle Stories, Sita Brand.

"The power of the internet has spread news of our competition across the world and it’s been so exciting receiving entries from across the globe in previous years. Visitors to Settle always love reading these fascinating stories and we so look forward every day to receiving the post in the office."

The exhibition will feature as one of the free events at Settle Stories ‘Star Party’ - a meeting of storytellers and astronomers with over 10 events for the whole family taking place in Settle on Saturday, October 10.

Entries should be sent to Settle Stories, Town Hall, Market Place Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EJ, to arrive no later than Wednesday, September 30.