Accrington schoolgirl Charlotte Corrigan is celebrating double success after reaching the final of the national Young Journalist of the Year - for the second year running.
Talented Charlotte, 11, of Westholme School, triumphed as the winner in 2014 and has been chosen as a 2015 finalist by a panel of judges after she submitted an entry debating the rise of obesity.
Her mum Joy and father Lance, of Queen Elizabeth Crescent, are delighted.
Lance, 36, said: “Both myself and her mum are extremely proud of Charlotte’s achievements, and to be shortlisted as a finalist once again this year, after winning the competition in 2014, is fantastic news.”
Charlotte’s submission was chosen from hundreds of entries and the overall winner will be announced in October. The annual writing competition is run by STABILO with children’s newspaper First News and aims to find the best young writing talent in Britain. The winning child will have their own column with First News.
Vanya Hunter, STABILO marketing manager said: “This year we’ve discovered a wealth of natural writing talent and we can’t wait to share the winning piece with the country.”