Rosie Cooper MP

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14/12/06 MP Rosie encourages budding young business writers to e

Local MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging young people in West Lancashire to take part in the ifs Young Business Writer of the Year competition launched earlier this month.

This fun competition is open to any student aged between 14 and 19 and enables them to test their writing skills by writing an article of no more than 1,500 words in a business magazine style.

Robert Cole, Deputy Business Editor for The Times will be judging the competition and will be awarding marks for good reporting style, demonstrating research, evaluation, analysis and written argument skills.

The question to be answered by all entrants is:

“Who is responsible for the UK consumer debt mountain?"

Rosie Cooper MP said,

“This competition is not only great for young people with an interest in business, it’s appropriate for any young person to enter."

"It’s a thought provoking question that will doubtless prompt many different responses – and the best will receive £250 as well as the title “Young Business Writer of the Year 2007."

"I am happy to voice my support for the competition as it not only helps to improve writing standards in general, it also encourages students to think about what is a very important issue.”

Anyone aged between 14 and 19 who wishes to enter the competition simply has to e-mail their article (which must not exceed 1,500 words) to between now and February 28 2007.

Further details can be found online at 

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