There was a total of 169 entries from The Blandford School, Downlands School, Pimperne CE VC School and Dunbury CE Academy in this year’s Young Writer Competition sponsored by Blandford Stour Rotary. The chief judge Carl Conlon commented that the standard of essays and poetry on the subject of Inspiration was extremely high and that it had been a difficult task to select the winners. Prizes of book tokens were awarded to the first, second and third in each of the three age groups and the winning entries have been forwarded to the regional round of the competition. The photograph shows Club President John Hall presenting prizes to Tilly Long, Erin Lowe, Oliver Way and Lilijan Erin. Also pictured are Club member Carl Conlon and The Blandford School Headteacher Mrs Sally Wilson.