West Fife Clubs showcase Young Writers and Photographers work.

Putting young talent in perspective

Writers work in montage

The creative talents of the district’s young writers and photographers were showcased in a special exhibition which was mounted in the Kingsgate Centre by the Rotary Clubs of Dunfermline, Carnegie Dunfermline and West Fife.

The montage features prize-winning entries in the local heats of the young writers and young photographers competitions run annually as part of its youth development ethos by Rotary International in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, an arm of the world’s largest service organisation for business and professional people with 1.2 million members in 168 countries.

The three-stage national competitions – which are open to entrants across three age groups in school and college communities and youth organisations – tasked youngsters to demonstrate their nascent literary and photographic skills by interpreting the theme “A Different Perspective” in a 500-word story or poem and a portfolio of three photographs in colour or black and white.

A spokesperson for the sponsoring clubs explained, “Our aim is to support and encourage the creativity of our young people through the development of their communication and photographic skills, and our judges found it challenging to select from the quality field the qualifiers to compete against fellow heat winners from other Rotary clubs north of the Forth.”

One of the heat qualifiers in the young writers’ competition – junior Grace Campbell (9), of Carnock Primary School – added to her literary laurels by also winning the District 1010 round with her “Wolf’s Tale” to advance to this week’s RIBI national final. District runners-up awardees in their respective writers’ categories were junior Katie Aitchison, Duloch Primary, and senior Mairead Reid, of St Columba’s RC High