Rotary Young Writer Competition

This Young Writer competition is one of seven competitions organised by Rotary International Britain and Ireland for young people

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The theme for 2017-18 competition is to produce a written or typed story in prose entitled“A Different Perspective.” The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme. AnA4 of 500 words is a suggested suitable submission. It is open to three age categories;


Junior: Aged 7 – 10 years; Intermediate: Aged 11 – 13 years; Senior: Aged 14 – 17 years.

We will run with Senior age group only this year.


The 2017-2018 information pack is available on the Rotary International Britain and Ireland (RIBI) website In it you will find an entry form and all the information that you will require.


Entries from schools should be submitted to Athlone Rotary Club throughBilly Nott, who is the local Youth Leadership Co-ordinator for this competition (Shancurragh Coosan, Athlone, Co Westmeath,,. Dates will be advised closer to time of competition proposed February 2018.


The committee will aim to have the winning entries published in the Westmeath Independent and also will invite the winners to read their pieces at a Rotary Lunch/evening that coincides with the schedule. An independent adjudication panel will decide on winners.


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