The Rotary Club of Derwentside is pleased to announce their Young Writer and Young Photographer Competitions

The Rotary Young Writer and Young Photographer Competitions are well-established and successful competitions organised by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland. It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of writing and photographic skills.

Young Writer Task

The theme this year is Light Up The Community and the task is to produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Light up the Community’. Please write a story on a project in your community, which you know about, or a suggested project in your community, which will help others and improve the community. For more details of the task. An A4 page or 500 hundred words is a suggested suitable submission.

Young Photographer Task

To produce a portfolio of three photographs based upon the theme, “Light up the Community” in colour or black and white on photographic paper. Prints to be submitted separately. Each print, including any mount should be no larger than A4 size. For more information see Competition Guidelines below.

Who can take part?

This competition is open to students in full time education in three age groups:

Junior – 07 to 10 years old
Intermediate – 11 to 13 years old
Senior – 14 to 17 years old

With the age qualifying date of 31 August 2014, it should be noted that some junior entrants may be 11, intermediate entrants may be 14 and senior entrants may be 18 at the time of some or all the stage competitions e.g a competitor who is 17 on 31 August but turns 18 on 1 September is allowed to enter. Competitors must include their date of birth on the application form.

For further information, visit the Rotary Club of Derwentside website at:

The winners of each competition will receive a £50 prize and their entry goes into the next round. The best runners up receive a £25 prize. All entrants receive a certificate.

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