The chance to be a published writer while still at school!
The winners of the 4th National Short Story Week short story competition for year 7 and 8 students have been chosen.
The top stories were published in a paperback and ebook anthology during National Short Story Week 2015.
All royalties go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The anthology has consistently been in the top 5 children’s and young adults’ short story chart on Amazon for the past year!
Congratulations to the 2015 National Short Story Week Young Writer:
Amber Lahdelma from Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
Winners and runners-up:
Year 8 girl winner: Julia Harman, The Kings School in Macclesfield
Year 8 girl runner up: Louisa Boden, The Kings School in Macclesfield
Year 8 girl runner up: Abigail McDougall, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
Year 7 girl winner: Amber Lahdelma, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
Year 7 girl runner up: Xi’ann Minors Dodd, St Catherine’s School, Twickenham
Year 7 girl runner up: Georgina Gadian, Streatham and Clapham High School
Year 8 boy winner: Joe Wald, Dulwich Prep London
Year 8 boy runner up: Danny Matten, Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School, Crawley
Year 8 boy runner up: Kian Taylor, Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School, Crawley
Year 7 boy winner: Sam Cohen, Dulwich Prep London
Year 7 boy runner up: Ethan Hillman, John Henry Newman, Birmingham
Year 7 boy runner up: Louis Partridge, Dulwich Prep London
Caitlin Piper, St Catherine’s School, Twickenham
Hannah Richardson, Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School, Crawley
Isla Paterson, St Catherine’s School, Twickenham
Madhura Sivakumar, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
Mia Catton, St Catherine’s School, Twickenham
Lucha Partington Momber, Impington Village School, Cambridge
Julia Trier, The King’s School in Macclesfield
Jerome Wilton, Dulwich Prep London
Oliver Li, Dulwich Prep London
Thanks to the kind people at Penguin Random House Children’s the school library of each of the runners-up will receive a copy of the bestselling Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett.
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