Young poet delighted with competition win

The 13-year-old�s imagination has just helped her win up a Write4Fun prize for her poem Gen-Why?

The Year 9 student said she wanted to write about a topic she had not attempted before, but could still relate to.

�Writing lyrics gets my blood pumping more than any sport,� Ruby said.

�My poem is dedicated to and about my generation, and our obsession with social media as well as our priorities, which are all in the wrong places.�

The Lynwood resident was one of more than 12,000 budding writers who entered the competition.

Ruby said she still could not believe she had won the prize, which included a cheque for $500.

�I am still surprised because I knew I could write poetry, but I never thought I was good � my English teacher Mrs Scaramella did,� she said. �I guess she was right.�