A competition to encourage young people to use their imagination and creativity in writing.

Young Writer

For an Information Pack that can be shared with the General Public and explains the competition in detail giving rules, entry forms etc., please go to: https://www.rotarygbi.org/what-we-do/youth-competitions 

To access Guidance Notes for Rotarians, that will help you to organise club-;evel competitions, please click on the following link    (sign in required):  http://www.ribi.org/members/humantitarian-service-programmes/youth-service/youth-competitions

My personal thanks to everyone involved in the competition, and especially to Ceri Pridding for her unfailing support.

Polly

Winners 2017

Junior

First Name

Surname

Comments

Position

Club

Emily

Dury

Well-constructed and emotionally charged story about the fragility of life and the sorrows of war from the perspective of a poppy.

Winner

Nailsworth

Lily

Craven

The anguish of a captured tiger as she laments the loss of her freedom and her cubs. Moving story, well written.

Runner up

Nailsworth

Intermediate

Alexa

Butterfield

Deforestation from the perspective of the trees, who take their revenge by going on oxygen strike. Impressive story, beautifully written.

Winner

North Cotswold

Emma

Fuller

Very clever story exploring the influence of the definite article in English. It behaves as a kind of showbiz agent, picking nouns from obscurity and putting them in the spotlight. Excellent prose style.

Runner up

Chipping Campden

Senior

Alice

Forson

Paints some stirring images of the destructive aftermath of a terrible battle. Mixes in a past timeline of the build-up. The shock of a young girl as she discovers the body of her father is well written. 

Winner

Pershore

Oscar

Pearce

A touching portrait of an elderly man struggling with dementia. Also makes the reader think of the situation from his wife's perspective. 

Runner up

Portishead




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