Young Writer

Creative writing is a talent to be celebrated and to be able to write is a special gift. In Great Britain and Ireland there are young people who have, or have the ability to develop, this talent which Rotary wishes to promote.



Club entries should be e-mailed to Howard Ferdinando  (Rotarians - you should find me on DMS, or please make contact via the link below). Please advise me which club you represent. Entries to District level and beyond must comply with the current year Rules & Guidlines document published on the Rotary GB&I website (sub page Youth Service). (Log in is not required to access the document, but it is necessary to obtain the entry form). Every club may submit one entry in each age category per school (see note below) - this would normally be the winners of the club competition. Entries must include a fully completed and signed entry form, sent in a separate attachment. Each entry should also be in separate attachments.

The 2019/20 variation to the "one per club per age category" was that for 2019/20 (and beyond, until further notice) ciubs may (if they wish) enter one per school - this is by popular request and aimed at accommodating clubs who sponsor more than one RotaKids club (or engage with more than one school for this competition) 

The deadline for entries for 2022/23 will be published here shortly, but is likely to be late January. 

Late entries will not be accepted – the independent, non-Rotarian judges need adequate time to carefully assess the entries. 


The 2021 winners were:

Intermediate: Mia Kellett, entered by West Wirral club

Seniors: Thea Matheison, also entered by West Wirral club

There were fewer entries in 2021 (and none in the Junior group) - presumably as coronavirus had made it difficult for clubs to engage with schools.

The 2021 winning entries were sent to RGBI as the District entries - and the good news is that Thea's entry was placed first. Congratulations to Thea, and thanks to the West Wirral club for selecting her piece for entry. The work is (or will shortly) be published on the RGBI website.

The 2022 competition was not well supported, but for perfectly understandable reasons. The winner at Intermediate level (and hence then entered to RGBI) was Hannah McKay, entered by West Wirral RC. There were no entries at Junior or at Senior levels.


Those interested in finding out more please contact your local Rotary club in the first instance. The various competition rules etc are published on the Rotary GB&I website - Youth Service pages.

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