RTHK Radio 4 Children's Corner programme is encouraging children to explore their musical talent. Students under 18 years can enter the Peter and the Wolf Story Re-Writing Competition, either individually or in groups. The winner will get a multi- media computer, while their work will be arranged and put on stage during the International Arts Carnival's Tales in Concert in July. That event has been organised by the Urban Council. Children's Corner presenter Nancy Loo said the Peter and the Wolf contest was aimed at encouraging members of her young audience to display their musical knowledge and give free rein to their imagination and creativity. Entrants must 'recompose' Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf to produce an entirely new musical storyline - using the original music and instrumental arrangement. There are no restrictions on the content or plot of the story. However, the music and the story should be closely related and must form a complete artistic entity. The re-written story should not be more than 1,500 words long; the performance, including the music, should not exceed 25 minutes. Loo said Peter and the Wolf was an inspiring piece of musical work for children, featuring melodious tunes and an interesting story. It prompted youngsters to immerse themselves in the world of classical music, she said. Different musical instruments are used to represent the seven characters in Peter and the Wolf. Strings represent Peter, the French horn is the wolf, bassoon the grandfather, drum is the hunter, flute symbolises the bird, oboe denotes the duck, and clarinet the cat. Selected excerpts of the original will be broadcast on Radio 4's Children's Corner - listen on FM 97.6-98.9 - this month to help the audience better understand the musical characteristics of the original work. Judges will include Chan Lai Suk-ching, principal inspector (music) of the Education Department's Advisory Inspectorate; Yip Wing-sie, resident conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; and Ms Loo, also a renowned pianist. Other prizes in the contest include a stereo hi-fi for the first- runner-up; a portable Discman for the second runner-up; and $500 record vouchers for five highly commended entries. Entrants should send (before July 10) their name, identity card number, phone number and address to: Children's Corner, 30 Broadcast Drive, Broadcasting House, Kowloon. Mark the envelope: 'Peter and the Wolf Story Re-writing Competition'. For details call 2339 6425. Children's Corner is broadcast on Sundays from 5 pm to 6 pm.