Winners of the first ever short story competition were announced at the fabulous Festival Finale on 11 July. Entrants came from as far afield as China and Singapore, Canada and Scotland. The list is below and the winning entries can be read on the winning stories page.
1st prize The Painted Lady by Amy Wei, aged 17 from China
2nd prize However Hard It May Be by Honor Wellington, aged 15, from Greenwich
1st prize Summer’s Child by Abi Jones, aged 10, from Haywards Primary School
2nd prize Going to the Seeeeaaaasiiiide by Xander Cleak, aged 11, of Wallingford
1st prize Trapped by Shirley Muir from East Lothian, Scotland
2nd prize The Half Way House for Abandoned Characters by Melissa Kay from Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire