YOUNG people from across the county have been penning their best work in the hopes of winning an award.

The Somerset Anne Frank Awards creative writing competition saw the young writers put their thinking caps on to create a piece inspired by the Anne Frank quote “think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy”.

The winners were selected by author Emma Carroll.

There were three age categories: 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years. The first prize in each category was a book token for £75, the second prize was a book token for £50 and third prize a book token for £25.

The winner for the 10-12 age group was India Reed, from Beech Grove Primary School, second was Henry Tucker from Creech St Michael Primary School and third Robert Nicholas, also from Creech St Michael.

In the 13-15 category, first place went to Eleanor Clare from King’s, second Hannah Price from Bishop Fox’s and third Seb Low from Huish Episcopi.

In the 16-18 category, first place went to Lily Couchman from Richard Huish College, second place was Ella Gardiner from Clevedon School, and third Sarah Rowley from Bridgwater College Academy.

Jenny Harding, vice chairman of the Somerset Anne Frank awards, said: “The creative writing competition is now in its third year.

“We had around 100 entries from 14 schools in Somerset.

“As always we had such high standards from our entrants.”