The National Short Story Week Young Writer Competition 2015

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 Promise cover artworkThe 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

Highly commended:

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

Special Mention:

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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