Rotary Young Writer competition 2014

Rotary Young Writer Competition

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

Young Writer: 2014 Winners

1st: Molly PALMER, Cockermouth 
2nd: Saffron COOPER, Brampton and Longtown 

1st: Oliver ERBER, Church and Oswaldtwistle 
2nd: Anum AKHTAR, Blackburn 
3rd: Natalie HALL, Whitehaven Castle

Joint 1st: Dominic BEEBEE, Ribblesdale 
        1st: Isobel JACKSON, Blackburn 
3rd: Alex MACKAY, Preston Amounderness 

The ability to communicate in writing is one of the most useful skills that young people can demonstrate.  This year’s Young Writer competition provided an opportunity for the young people of District 1190 (Cumbria & Lancashire) to put their skills to the test. 

The theme for 2014 was “What a difference that made to my life/their lives” and the task is to produce a written or typed story on this theme.  “That” can be anything the story teller wishes to define, an A4 sheet or 500 words is a suggested suitable submission. 

This competition can appeal to Community and Church Youth Groups and such organisations as the Guides, Scouts and Boys’ Brigade as well as schools.  

Essential Information

DeadlinesCompetition Winners

  • All entries to Club by 26 March 2014
  • All entries to District by 23rd April 2014
  • Entries to RIBI by 10th May 2014

Age Groups - All ages as at 31 August 2013

  • Junior, age 7 to 10
  • Intermediate, age 11 to 13
  • Senior, age 14 to 17

Entry fee : £5 per entry


Don’t forget to add your Clubs details and point of contact.       

  For full details of entry form and requirements please see RIBI Young Writer information above or if you prefer e-mail me and I will send you a copy.

Contact details

Pam Holgate, District Young Writer Coordinator ,                                            

9, Lark Hill Cottages, Old Langho, Lancashire, BB6 8AR

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