TALENTED young writers in the making were awarded for their creative stories at a presentation evening.

Results were announced for the writing competition for young people at the Stourport Civic Society’s fiftieth AGM held at the Elizabeth Mills Centre on May 10. The contest asked youngsters to write either a factual or fictional story based on Stourport.

Stourport schools encouraged their pupils to enter and many had to opportunity to visit the working boat ‘Bramble’ for inspiration.

The winning entry came from Rory Fudge, 10, who wrote an imaginative story entitled ‘The Basin Ghost.’

He was presented with a plaque, goody bag and book voucher by society president Will Scott.

The two runners up were Zoe Roberts and Eleanor Gillett who wrote about life on the working boat ‘Bramble’ and an 18th century bricklayer respectively. They were also awarded with a goody bag and book vouchers.

The winners were decided by competition judges Jenny Shaw, Chris Gibbins, Annette More and Pauline Annis.

Will Scott praised the quality of the work entered by the young people who displayed knowledge of Stourport’s history.

He also hoped that more schools would enter their pupils for the next competition to raise awareness of Stourport heritage at an early age.

Competition entries are on display in the Foyer of Stourport Civic Hall until Saturday 26th May.