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Young Writer - Theme for 2019/20 - 'CONNECTIONS'

This National Young Writer Competition is a well established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RGBI).

It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of writing skills.

This competition aims to encourage young people to use their writing skills and to write with imagination and creativity.

Task: To produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Connections’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme. Entries should be up to 500 words or an A4 page. The competition is open to all schools and college communities including those that are home educated and any other young peoples’ community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides.

The three age groups are:

  • Junior 7 to 10 years old
  • Intermediate 11 to 13 years
  • Senior 14 to 17 years old

Entrants must not be above the age parameters for each group on 31 August 2019.

With the age qualifying date of 31st August 2019, it should be noted that some junior entrants may be 11, intermediate entrants may be 14 and some senior entrants may be 18 at the time of some or all the stage competitions i.e. a competitor who may be 17 on 31st August but turns 18 on 1st September is permitted to enter. Competitors must include their age on the 31st August 2019 on the entry form.

The Three Stages of the Competition are the Local Heats, District Finals and the National Final. Entries for the local heat should be submitted in January 2020 along with a completed entry form.

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)