What's going on News Writing competition winners announced A very hard task It was virtually impossible to choose between some of the entries - the level of talent was amazing. We'd like to thank everyone who entered - especially those who said they don't normally write, and had taken it up as something to do during lockdown - you should definitely all keep writing! Due to the standard of entries we introduced a Highly Commended award for each category - check out the winners stories below. Congratulations to all of our winners! Younger Children Category Winner - Brooke Harris (11) We absolutely loved how Brooke painted such a vivid picture of a forest in her untitled story. Read her full entry here. Highly Commended - Noah Garrett (7) 'Morning Walk' We loved the poetic style of Noah's story. Read his full entry here. Older Children Category Winner - Phoebe Brooks (12) 'The Last Shard of Imagination' Phoebe's descriptive skills are, simply put, amazing. Read her full entry here. Highly Commended - Aaron Hawthorne (13) 'The Forest' An almost spooky take on the effect of the pandemic on local spaces. Read his full entry here. Adult Category Winner - Lynn Valance 'The Mother' A very moving story, with an unforgettable ending. Read her full entry here. Highly Commended - Gill D'Hooghe 'Forest' Incredible to think that his was inspired by a short piece on Countryfile. Read her full entry here. We hope that you enjoyed taking part in the competition and/or reading the winning stories - thank you for being so creative and hopefully we'll do this again soon!