Search begins for secondary school writing talent
THE search is still on for the Wilts and Glos Standard school news journalists of the year.
Over the next few months we hope to uncover the hidden future journalists in our local secondary schools.
Win the chance to see your name in print and hold the title of Wilts and Glos Young Journalist of The Year.
There will be two categories of entry, with one for pupils in Years 7 and 8 and a second for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. An esteemed panel, including the editor of the Wilts and Glos Standard will judge the entries. We will print some of the best entries, including the winners and runner-ups in our paper.
The winners from each category will receive a trophy and the winners’ schools will be given a double page each in the paper to fill with news reports written by pupils about events at the school.
To enter this competition, write a news story of up to 350 words in length on one of the following subjects:
• A newsworthy event that has happened at your school.
• A newsworthy event that has taken place in the town/village where you live.
Entries should reach us by November 16 2012 and be sent to 74 Dyer Street, Young Journalist of the Year competition, Wilts and Glos Standard, Cirencester, GL7 2PW. Alternatively email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries should be marked clearly with the name of your school, your age and your school year.
Schools can send block entries from their pupils with each entry clearly marked.