YOUNG storytellers from across the region have collected prizes for their written work at an event celebrate the North York Moors’ 60th birthday.
Over 300 entries were submitted for the competition and nine primary school children from the Whitby district scooped prizes for their stories.
There was also added success for Toby Welford, of Fylingdales Church of England Primary School, who won the joint overall prize with his story ‘Ness Point’.
He received a £60 book token, a map and a compass, and an original, acrylic painting illustrating their stories by artist Julie McLinden. Their stories will be published on the National Park’s website and artist Julie said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of illustrating the wonderful winning stories for this competition and hope that the child authors will be inspired to keep on dreaming and writing.
“I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to illustrate the winners’ stories and feel that my job is to honour the children’s imagination and help them to bring their magical stories to life.”
Ben Houlgate from Danby School’s Year 4 won with ‘Sacrifice at Sheriff’s Pit’, while Hawsker and Stainsacre Year 5 student Charlotte Everall won with ‘Giant Land’.