Creative Writing Competition

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to our competition. The work we received was such a high standard and we are so thrilled so many of you wanted to share your creativity with us.

The winners have now been selected, congratulations!

We will be sharing the winning work one by one this week (WC 15th June) for everyone to read and enjoy!

under 11s winner

Congratulations to Joshua Oderberg (age 9) on his winning entry.

Comments from the judge: “An extraordinarily vivid poem, with a wonderful use of vocabulary. I was quite blown away when I saw your age. I can’t wait to see what you do in the future. You’ve got a real talent there”

11 – 16s winner

Congratulations to Shannon Gill (age 13) on her winning entry.

Comments from the judge: “A lovely piece of writing – so effective and full of joyful images. Thank you”

Over 16s winner

Congratulations to Kim Blackmore on her winning entry.

Comments from the judge: ” This is beautiful, full of image and atmosphere. Reading it will banish anyone’s blues….”

We were delighted that local author Gill Hornby agreed to judge the entries.

Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby is the author of 2020 bestseller ‘Miss Austen’. Her previous work includes the novels The Hive and All Together Now, as well as The Story of Jane Austen, a biography of Austen for young readers. She lives in Kintbury.