Thank you very much for all of the entries we received for our October competition. We read some excellent stories and poems, each one showing lots of imagination and a brilliant use of language. You can find the details of our winners and runners up below.

7-11 competition winners and runners up

FICTION

The winner of the 7-11 category of our October 2016 Fiction competition is Elise Withey with Playing with Fire.

The runners up for this category are:

Shriyona Joshi with The Sea Monster.

Jay Dargin with Curly’s New Cupboard.

POETRY

The winner of the 7-11 category of our October 2016 Poetry competition is Maryam Bassa with The Bully.

The runners up for this category are:

Bronte Henfling with Game of Thrones.

Shristuti Srirapu with Flying.


12-15 competition winners and runners up

FICTION

The winner in the 12-15 category of our October 2016 Fiction competition is Lauryn Green with The Phone Call.

The runners up for this category are:

Madeleine Ridout with The Queen of Avalon.

Michelle Stern with Of No Fixed Address.

POETRY

The winner in the 12-15 category of our October 2016 Poetry competition is Madeleine Ridout with Eyes.

The runners up for this category are:

Shana Gilbert with I’m still unpacking yesterday.

Ellyjah Padilla with Calling all Tommies.