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Essay competition to focus on life in Newtown

Created on 13/03/2021 @ 08:41
An essay competition has been launched for residents in Newtown to write about the future of the town and life after Covid-19.

Newtown Rotary Club has launched the competition to help raise debate and is offering a £30 prize for the winner and £20 for the runner-up.

Residents have been asked to write a piece of either one or two subjects:

How Should Newtown develop in the future?


Will life (in Newtown/Mid Wales/Wales) return to normal after this pandemic?

The competition is open to anyone over 16 years of age and an essay of no more than 1,500 can be submitted. Photographs can also be submitted.

The closing date in 9 April 2021.

"You may enter essays on either or both topics," said John Evans of Newtown Rotary Club.

Details of the competition can be found at

Details of each essay subject can be found below:

How should Newtown develop in the future?

How do you think Newtown can develop as a place in which to live and work.  Will the retail facilities change? What about work opportunities or the chance of starting new businesses? Will tourism help Newtown thrive? What facilities would improve the quality of life in Newtown?

These are only some of the questions that come to mind. Over the years, many bodies, both civic and private have produced studies and proposals for the development of our Town, but what do you think?

Will life (in Newtown/Wales/Mid-Wales) return to normal after this Pandemic?

The Coronovirus has affected our lives in so many ways. Lockdowns have curtailed our travel opportunities, closed many shops, encouraged internet shopping, introduced working from home to many people who never thought it possible and has seriously impinged on all aspects of education and our social life.

One day, we may be free of this virus.  Will life change?