For children twiddling their thumbs and wondering what to do over the summer break, a competition could be the answer.
The Youth Committee of the Rotary Club of Bourne is launching its annual Young Writer, Young Artist and Young Photographer competitions.
Each comprises of three age groups, junior, seven to 10 years, intermediate, 11 to 13 years, and senior 14 to 17 years of age.
In each age group of the competitions, the winner will receive £50, the runner up £25 and there will be highly commended certificates.
The competitions open in September and the deadline for submissions, either individually or from a school, is October 31.
The Young Writer has the subject of ‘The Environment’ with a limit of 550 words. Entries, either prose or poetry, can be handwritten, typed or word processed, and lodged in paper form.
For entry forms contact rotarian Richard Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject for Young Artist and Young Photographer is ‘Colours of Nature’.
Young Artist entries can be in any medium up to A2, including ceramics, but not photographs and should be sent to rotarian John Megson at 18 Galletly Close, Bourne.
Young Photographer entries should be digital and sent in a portfolio of no more than three, to email@example.com.
Registration is not necessary, and submissions must be accompanied by the entrant’s full name and address, date of birth, school and e-mail address.
The judges are fully qualified and entrant’s school will also be advised of the results and arrangements made to present the prizes.
By submitting work, the entrant understands that the Rotary Club of Bourne has the right to reproduce or publish any of the entries.
The rotary club is also organising a Youth Speaks competition for people aged between 14 and 17-years-old.
More details will be announced by the group closer to the time but the closing date for entries is set to be December
A Young Musician competition will also be held, for which the closing date for entries is January 14 next year.