We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 competition
The winning story of the 8-13 competition is ‘The little people in the painting’ by Orla Rogalski from Largue School in Aberdeenshire. Caroline Clough, who judged the competition, thought that the story was ‘a lovely idea and well carried out.’ You can read Orla’s story, inspired by image 2, here. Orla will receive a £10 gift voucher and a goody bag, courtesy of Waterstones.
Highly commended stories were:
Image 1 – ‘The One’ by Katie Campbell
Image 3 – ‘The Berries’ by Louisa Benson
Image 4 – ‘Survival’ by Daisy MacCallum
Caroline said that she chose stories that showed a ‘real depth of imagination and yet managed to build the structure of a real story from flights of fancy which is the true challenge of Flash Fiction.’
The winner of the 14+ category competition was J V Simpson with her story, ‘Weave’. Wayne Price, the judge of the adult competition said that it was a ‘strikingly ambitious, lyrical and boldly written story, part prose-poem, part dream-like fable.’
Highly commended entries were:
Image 1 - ‘This Happy Dream’ by Richard Bennett
Image 2 - ‘A Legend’ by Annie Lamb
Image 3 - ‘Lasagne’ by Josie Crimp
Image 4 - ‘Cabel’s Lane’ by Ian Grosz
The original images with full details of where they originate, can be found here.