A JUNIOR journalist writing competition has been launched with the winner getting the chance to report on this year’s Droitwich Festival.
The contest, for those aged between ten and 14, is being run by The Standard, in conjunction with the festival organisers and Spa-based marketing agency Fresh Nous.
As well as meeting up with Droitwich Standard editor Tristan Harris to find out more about local news and how the paper is put together, the lucky winner will get to report on an event of their choice during the Droitwich Festival, which runs from June 20 to July 6.
Their stories will appear on both The Standard and the Droitwich Festival website.
Entrants should submit a short local news report – of no more than 200 words – about a Droitwich event, person or community issue. A photograph can also be submitted.
Mr Harris, who is on the judging panel along with members of the festival committee, said: “Those taking part should be creative, but concise and seeing how news is reported in the local press should give them a good idea about how to construct the piece.
“We are looking for work that is well-written and would be of interest to Droitwich Standard readers.”
Patrick Davis, from the Droitwich Festival committee, said: ”This is a great opportunity and experience for young people in the area to try their hand at journalism and be involved with the festival.
“For the winner to see their efforts being published is sure to be a thrill.”
Entries should be sent to email@example.com before the closing date of May 31.