Young Writer

Information about the 2021-22 competition



General Information for Schools and similar organsiations

Communication skills are one of the most sought after and useful skills that young people can demonstrate.  

The Young Writer competition provides an opportunity for the young people of District 1010 to put their creative skills to the test. 

Competition Theme 2022 Competion – ‘ENVIRONMENT’ 

This National Young Writer Competition is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (Rotaty GB&I). 

It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of writing skills. Aims This competition aims to encourage young people to: • use their writing skills • write with imagination and creativity 

Who can take part? 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 old 
  • Senior 14 to 17 years old 
Entrants must not be above the age parameters for each group on 31 August 2021. With the age qualifying date of 31st August 2021, 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 2021 on the entry form. 

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

Students should enter the competition organised by the local Rotary club through their respective group as detailed above. 

Competitors, schools, colleges, and organisations may participate in a club or district competition.


More detailed information for Rotary Clubs can be found on the following pages

Map listing Rotary Clubs in District 1010 - HERE


Information Pack - HERE


Guidance notes for Clubs - HERE


Entry Forms - HERE 



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