SIX creative youngsters were delighted to scoop prizes in a town writing competition.
Hartlepool Rotary Club organised the Young Writer competition which attracted 53 entries from budding writers at West Park Primary School, English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, and Hartlepool Sixth Form College.
And after lengthy deliberations the judges finally plucked their favourites from junior, intermediate and senior categories.
West Park Primary School pupils 11-year-old Charlie Bentley and Anna Hornsey, 9, were awarded winner and runner-up of the junior section, respectively. Hannah Dixon, 11, won the intermediate section and 12-year-old Jack Grand was runner -up. Both are pupils at English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College. Senior section prize winners were both from Hartlepool Sixth Form College. They were 17 year-old Tom Millett who won the Senior section and 17 year-old Amie Slack who came runner-up.
Entrants had to write on the theme “What a difference that made to my life”, with their efforts seeing them awarded £50 for first place, and £25 for second. Every candidate was also given a certificate of achievement.
Rotary organiser Barbra Midgley said: “The standard of entries has again been quite incredible and the judges had an extremely difficult job to pick the winners and runners-up. The young people who took part must all be congratulated on their achievements.”
The winners have been entered in the Rotary North East District competition which is due to be judged shortly.