THE Kerryman journalists are watching their jobs very carefully this week amid fears they might be replaced by some of the extremely talented youngsters who entered this year's Kerryman Halloween story writing competition.
Once again the standard was exceptional across all three age categories, with the boys and girls of Kerry's primary schools wowing us with their vivid imaginations, exciting storylines and incredible writing skills.
It took 10 Kerryman staff members over two days to get through this year's record entry of over 2,500 stories - leaving us with a hugely difficult task of finally picking three winners.
After much deliberation and debate, we finally settled on our winners, who were this week presented with their prizes.
In the 5-7 category, seen year old Callum Houston from Mercy Moyderwell was chosen as the winner; Anna Hannigan (10) of Coolick NS in Kilcummin was the overall winner in the 8-10 category, while 11 year old Maggie Nolan from SN Sliabh A Mhadra in Ballyduff won the 11-13 category. Each school was presented with a laptop, while the winning writers received a framed copy of their story that appeared in The Kerryman as well as a personal gift.