Calling all budding writers!

Are you in Year 5-8?

Do you live in Reigate & Banstead?

It’s time to dust off your pens, tap your keyboards and get thinking about YOUR story about YOUR town.

RB Writes, the local creative writing competition for youngsters, opens for entries on 14th October 2022.

Stories can be any genre. They can be funny, mysterious, adventurous, magical or scary. Whatever you like to write about.

BUT… there is a golden rule. Your story  must be clearly set in or around the local borough and use local landmarks such as Priory Park, Banstead Common, The Belfry Centre or one of the local lakes as a backdrop.

What would happen if an alien spaceship landed on the Moors Nature Reserve? Or if you found yourself transported into the future; what would Redhill be like in 200 years time? How about a funny ramble up Reigate Hill? Or discovering some strange creature lurking at the bottom of Earlswood Lakes…

Let your imaginations run riot!



Stories should be handed into the competition organiser NO LATER THAN 30th NOVEMBER. They can be handed into the reception of Carrington School (fao Kay Hymas) or they can be emailed to:

An independent judging panel, consisting of local journalists, authors, teachers and librarians have the hard task of deciding the winning entries, with prizes going to the top five entries.

See here for the 2021 winners

Reigate and Banstead Writes is the brainchild of Kay Hymas, a school librarian, writer and blogger.

Click here to download Entry form.

Click here to download competition rules.