Gas Safe Register is launching a drawing and story writing competition for children to mark Gas Safety Week (15 - 21 September). The 'My Gas Safe Hero' competition is open to children aged between four and 12 who have a relative or family friend as a registered engineer.

Children will need to submit a picture or story showing their registered engineer relative or friend as a 'Gas Safe hero' at work - keeping people safe from dangerous gas appliances.

Entries will be posted onto the Gas Safety Week website and shared on social media. The deadline for entries is the 25, July 2014.

The prize for the winner is an iPad Mini, and they will have their drawing or story turned into a short animation to be unveiled at the Gas Safety Week launch event held on 9 September at the Houses of Parliament. The winner and their family will be invited to attend.

Russell Kramer, chief executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “This competition aims to celebrate the role registered engineers play in keeping the nation’s 23 million gas consumers safe. It’s also a great opportunity for engineers’ families and friends to get involved in Gas Safety Week.