The John Cranwell Young Writer Award
The late Rtn John Cranwell PHF was a founder member of Borderland Rotary and, for many years, an antique bookseller trading as “Bookworld” in Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
After John’s death in 2014, members of Borderland Rotary in Oswestry decided that, in keeping with John’s passion for the literary arts, a fitting memorial would be to recognise young people for their creative writing skills.
A trophy for The John Cranwell Young Writer Award was commissioned.
This annual trophy is presented for the best submission to Borderland Rotary Club in the local round of Rotary’s Young Writer Competition.
The first winner in 2015 was Jenny Cyffin-Jones from Oswestry School.
There was no award in 2016.
The competition is for an essay of around 500 words with entries welcomed in each of three age groups (7-10; 11-13; and 14-17).
The winning entry in each age group is entered into the District competition with the potential to further progress through a Regional stage to the National final.
The theme for 2017 is entitled “Reflections”.
Contact about this page: Paul Crosby
, Young Writer Award coordinator