Rotary Young Writer 2016 Results

Rotary Young Writer Competition

2016 Results

1st: Natalie LUMB (Rotary Club of Blackburn Borough)
2nd: Jack HARISON (Rotary Club of Appleby)

1st: Olivia SMITH (Rotary Cub of Fleetwood)
2nd: Logan DELANEY (Rotary Club of Preston)
3rd: Lydia HUNT (Rotary Club of Thornton Cleveleys)

1st: Nicola TAYLOR (Rotary Club of Preston Amounderness)
2nd: Callum CLARKE (Rotary Club of Wigton)
3rd: Phoebe COLLINS (Rotary Club of Blackburn Borough)

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 2016  is :


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. 

March 26th 2016: Date by which schools send entries to clubs
April 23rd 2016: Closing date for District level. Entries to Pam Holgate
May 14th 2016: District winners to Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland.

For full details and requirements please see below (updated 15 February 2016) :

RIBI Guidance Notes  

RIBI Information Pack 

Contact details 

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