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Please note that the Generation Next competition ran in December 2006. It has now closed.

We have two winners for our essay competition:

Dilek (no surname given) and Lola Garcia Lopez-Pardo.

Congratulations to Dilek and Lola and well done.

Thankyou to all those who entered, the standard of entries was very high and the judges had a difficult time selecting the two winners.


Two lucky winners will receive a once in a lifetime experience to help them on the way to achieving their dream.

We’d like you to write no more than 250 words on;

What’s my dream and how can the BBC help me achieve it?

If you won how could we help you achieve your dream?

Having dreams and achieving them are two separate things. Read the advice from people who’ve achieved their dreams. What did they do practically to “make it”?

Let us know what you want to be, how you’re going to do it and how we can help.

Choose from the names below:

Prof Jeffrey Hoffman | Dame Kelly Holmes | Simon Schama |

Bertrand Piccard | Sir Matthew Pinsent | Iain Banks | Lionel Barber |

The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 inclusive who is learning English.

The competition will run from 27th November to the 17th of December 2006.

Because the Generation Next season is for teenagers we're not able to accept entries from anyone over 18 years old.



We're looking for a clear dream idea.

Inspire us.

We'd like to see you think practically about how you'll get there.

Think laterally - music lessons are more of a practical step than a guitar, for example.