Young Writer competition

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Aims and Objectives

The competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • use their writing skills, showing knowledge of structure and theme development
  • write with imagination and creativity

Who can take part?

The competition is open to all schools and college communities and those who are home educated, along with any other young peoples’ community organisations, for example, community RotaKids, Community Interact, Scout Groups, Girl Guides, Brownies, church groups.

There are three age groups:

  • Junior:            School Years 4-6
  • Intermediate: School Years 7-9
  • Senior:            School Years 10-12

The competition is organised by Rotary Monmouth through their Youth & Education Team. For additional details please use the contact below or email


For Young Writer entrants with motor control difficulties, an amanuensis may be used to record the entrant’s work to paper.


To produce a written or typed story in prose entitled as follows:

4-6 year groups:    A Walk in the Woods

7-9 year groups:    Lockdown & Me

10-12 year groups:    Lives & Livelihoods

The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, prose, or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

  • Up to maximum of 550 words for prose entries.
  • Up to a maximum of 40 lines for poetry entries.
  • No pictures/drawings to be part of the entry.
  • All entries to be legible; they can be written or typed.

Entries may not be returned unless specifically requested.


Persons with appropriate skills from within the Youth & Education team or from the community appointed by Rotary Monmouth. Judges will consider:
imagination relative to the subject; the ability to engage interest and to be consistent in the power of argument.

The judges will not enter into any discussion or correspondence regarding their decision; their decision will be final and not subject to any appeal.


At all levels of the competition, competitors will receive a certificate of participation. Winners’ photographs will be displayed on the Rotary Monmouth website and in the local paper*.

Junior:                First prize £25
                            Runner up £15
Intermediate:     First prize £50
                            Runner up £25
Senior:                First prize £50
                            Runner up £25

How to enter

Entrants are required to complete and submit an entry form. The submission process will be emailed to your parent. Submissions must be received by the Rotary Monmouth Youth and Education Team by the closing date, April 23rd 2021.

We will confirm that you have your parent/Guardians approval to enter this competition, so please ask them before submitting the form. Or for more details email

Please complete the entry form

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