Davros, leader of the Daleks, one of the most famous Dr Who villains.
IT HAS been half a century since Dr Who first appeared on our television screens and to celebrate Isle of Arts is challenging people of all ages to write a short story about the time lord.
Isle of Arts has teamed up with the Wight Fair Writers’ Circle and Island crime novelists, Bob and Carol Bridgestock, to organise the competition.
All you have to do is choose your favourite Dr Who alien and come up with your own Dr Who adventure.
There are three categories — adult, under-18s and under-12s.
Great prizes up for grabs include tickets for Bestival and Isle of Arts shows and, for the younger writers, Dr Who goodies.
Gillian Jenner, of Isle of Arts, said: "It’s 50 years since Dr Who first appeared on our television screens — and children started hiding behind the sofa whenever the Daleks, Cybermen or, more recently, the Weeping Angels, appeared.
"The past 50 years has been long enough for us to get to know ten generations of The Doctor and experience countless adventures with him.
"As the Isle of Arts team are all fans of the long-running BBC Television show, we thought it would be a great idea to run a competition — for all ages — with Dr Who as its theme."
Isle of Arts will host a prize ceremony during the festival weekend, with the winning under-18 entries published in the Isle of Wight County Press.
Entries costs £4 for adults and £2 for under-18s per story submitted, with the proceeds going to Island-based charities, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and The Isle of Arts Foundation.
There is an entry coupon in this week’s County Press. Entry forms can also either be downloaded from www.artsisle.org or collected in person from Waterstones, Newport.
The closing date for entries is March 28.