2024 Shortlists and Winners

11 and Under Poem

First place"Flightless" by Emma Rose
Highly commended"The Ghastly Gramo" by Hoare
Highly commended"The Snake" by Fern Bishop
Shortlist"Me" by Mia Shore
"My dog Ruby" by Eliza Baldwin
"Parent Fails Poem" by Fern Robin
"The Sky at Night" by Emma Rose
"Trekking West" by Lowenna Piper

11 and Under Short Story

First place"Moony" by Emma Rose
Highly commended"Dragons" by Claire Paul
Shortlist"Elisha the Super Ape " by Stephen
"The big freeze" by jesse
"The Extraordinary Blob" by Lily Elsworth
"The Magic Violin" by Pollyanna Graham
"The Way to the New Land" by William T Paull

12-18 Poem

First place"A Monster is a Man" by Hadley Carreras-Bennett
Highly commended"Artificial Intelligence and the Human Hand" by Grace Poole
Shortlist"Beware the lonely werewolf " by Ellen smith
"Drag" by Hadley Carreras-Bennett
"I Am What I Be" by T. CUD
"The Small City Life " by Noelie Lever

12-18 Short Story

First place"An Ordinary Day" by Alexander Shaw-Young
Shortlist"Curiosity Killed the Cat" by J.C Casper
"Fragmented" by Alexander Shaw-Young
"I’ll be home by Christmas " by Sasha Keates
"Incident C-54" by Jake Hitchcock
"Martha" by Ola
"The Bench" by Emily Smith
"The clearing" by Sanders

Adult Poem

First place"Washlands like these" by Sarah Leavesley/James
Highly commended"Culmstock Beacon" by Jamie Koudia
Shortlist"A Bit of Advice" by Myst Dando
"Labels" by Macaque
"The Notice" by susanh
"The River Lamprey" by Sanchia Rachael
"The Secret Life of the Charity Shop" by Alison Rosser

Adult Short Story

First place"For the Record" by Macaque
Shortlist"An idea of heaven" by Fenja Hill
"Be True to Your Bar" by tabitha bast
"Cracks" by Alexis Brooks
"Deep Down" by Josie Turner
"Kathe Kovak & the Pro Ks!" by James Kingston
"The Timely Passing of Norman Butler" by Alison Rosser