Welcome to Reigate and Banstead Writes

Reigate and Banstead Writes began as a creative writing competition for children in school years 5-9 back in 2017. It was successful, generating 402 entries. The competition is now a firm fixture on the local cultural scene.

The website hosts a small but mighty review and blog covering Surrey and London leisure.

We won the ‘Best Community Initiative” at the Essential Surrey Awards in 2019. This award was voted for by members of the community and we are immensely grateful for all the support and votes!

To view previous winning entries click here. The 2022 round of the competition opens 14th October 2022. For details of how to enter, please see the RB Writes page.

We are a not for profit site . Personal information will not be shared with any third parties and only retained with express permission. We retain editorial control over any reviews or articles published by us and also reserve the right to share with other media outlets and on our social media.