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

(Details of 2013 winners are at the bottom of this page)

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

The theme for 2014 is “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 may appeal to Community and Church Youth Groups and such organisations as the Guides, Scouts and Boys’ Brigade as well as schools.  I would appeal to Rotarians in District 1190 to spread the word of this widely and to encourage as many young people to participate as possible.

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

Mobile - 07903310555        Email - 


The 2012-13 theme was Peace : Winners 2012-2013

Junior category

  • 1st place: Marcus Grogan. Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club (Peter Sedgwick)
  • 2nd place: Grace Buck. Blackpool South Rotary Club (Elaine Fossett)
  • 3rd place: Rosie Horne. Penrith Rotary Club (Jim Eilbeck)

 Intermediate category

  • 1st place: Catherine Fewster. Blackpool South Rotary Club (Elaine Fossett).
  • 2nd place: Maryam Bint Ali. South Ribble Rotary Club (Michael Denyer).
  • 3rd place: Gabrielle Johannson. Gt Harwood and Rishton Rotary Club  (Bernard Mullany).

Senior category

  • 1st place: Tabbaya Manzur. Blackburn Rotary Club  (Ellis Metcalf).