Rotary Young Writer 2017 Results

Rotary Young Writer Competition

This easy to enter competition is ideal to encourage young people to take up pen and paper

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought after and useful skills that young people can demonstrate.  Rotary wishes to promote writing through the RIBI Young Writer competition.

There are young people who have this gift or have the ability to develop it.  Rotary promotes writing through the Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland Young Writer competition.  The topic for 2017  is :

R.I.B.I. NATIONAL FINAL – YOUNG WRITER 2016/17

THEME - 'REFLECTION'

JUNIOR - WINNERS

  1. MARLA PAYNE - DISTRICT 1100
    ‘A wonderful, mystical piece of work, very thoughtful.’
  2. ARCHIE NYE - DISTRICT 1080 (Supported by Rotary Club of Cambridge South)
    ‘A cheerful and original idea of interpreting the theme. A very strong story.’
  3. JOINT THIRD - Couldn’t separate these two diverse pieces.
    MABRY WILLIAMS - DISTRICT 1090 (Supported by Rotary Club of FARINGDON)
    ‘Mabry, uses a strong, well presented piece of work with a high standard of word usage.’
    ZACH SCERRI - DISTRICT 1145 (Supported by Rotary Club of Worthing Steyne)
    ‘Zach, a wonderful poem with original interpretation of theme.’

INTERMEDIATE - WINNERS

  1. TARA af FORSELLES - DISTRICT 1120 (Supported by Rotary Club of Ashford, Kent)
    ‘A wonderful, mystical piece of work, very thoughtful.'
  2. ISABELLA BRISCOE - DISTRICT 1110 (Supported by Rotary Club of Locks Heath)
    ‘Clever insight into gender issues, very well written.’
  3. AIVA BERTRAM-ILLINGWORTH - DISTRICT 1175 (Supported by Rotary Club of Plympton)
    ‘Story of family trauma, well written and mature piece of work.’

SENIOR - WINNERS

  1. MIA KELLNER - DISTRICT 1010 (Supported by Rotary Club of DUNDEE)
    ’Brilliant and powerful story of Afghan girl.’
  2. ROSIE BRESLIN - DISTRICT 1060 (Supported by Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge)
    ’A really lovely story put together about Grandma-May.’
  3. EVIE SUTCLIFFE - DISTRICT 1040 (Supported by Rotary Club of ELLAND)
    ‘A truly imaginative story focused totally on reflection.’

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

This competition is open to young people aged 17 or under on the 31st August: 

Junior                 7 – 10 years     (by the 31 August each year)
Intermediate     11 – 13 years     (by the 31 August each year)
Senior               14 – 17 years     (by the 31 August each year)

An amanuensis can be used for entrants with motor control difficulties to record their work to paper.

Starting with club level competitions, winners progress to district events and ultimately a national final. The winning work is subsequently published in Rotary magazines.  The quality of work submitted in previous years has been outstanding and we expect no less this year. 

For full details and requirements please see below :

Young Writer Information Pack 2016-17 (PDF)  

Young Writer Information Pack 2016-17 (DOC)

Contact details 

Pam Holgate, District Young Writer Coordinator  
18 Sunnyside Avenue, Wilpshire, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 9LW 
Mobile - 07903 310555        Email - Pam Holgate