The Lithuanian Consumer Institute invites all young creative writing enthusiasts between 15 and 24 years of age to take part in the competition of detective stories “Watch Out: ID Theft”. The competition will take place until 30 June 2014.

The topic of the competition – ID thefts. Identity theft means using the data identifying another person for criminal purposes. The topic of detective stories may be linked with most relevant topics of today, for example: ID thefts manipulating the introduction of the euro or ID fraud on social networks.

The purpose of the competition – encourage young persons to take an interest in the issue of ID thefts, understand their impact on personal finances and on the country’s economics, develop their skills of creative writing on the topics relevant for the public. The competition also aims at education young persons on ID thefts, inform how to protect their rights and whom to contact in case of problems.

The object of the competition – an original detective story (3–15 pages) about an ID theft. The plot of the story should reflect the following aspects: the place of an ID theft; what personal data have been lost (stolen) and for what criminal purposes they have been used; how the ID theft has come to light.

Participants of the competition – the competition is for pupils of Lithuanian general education schools, students of colleges and higher schools (up to 24 years, inclusively). There will be two age groups for participants of the competition: between 15 and 18; between 19 and 24 years of age.