The Eurobodalla Mayors Writing Competition awards were announced and given out on 21st October. This year 330 entries were received from school age children residing within the shire. There is no topic and primary students may write up to 500 words with secondary students up to 1000. Mavis Hayes and Louise Falcioni, two of our members are judges and the branch donates trophies, as encouragement awards. Mavis and her late husband Syd along with the late Mayor, Fergus Thomson instigated this competition. A handmade wooden pen, from local banksia timber, made by craftsman Richard Turley was once again donated. Mavis awards this to a senior student, as an achievement award. Lindsay Brown, the presiding Mayor had started a poetry competition 2014 and this continues next year. So you can see that the Eurobodalla’s young writers are well catered for.