Author: Katherine Shingler

Young writers’ competition – our winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our young writers’ competition. We had some brilliant entries from very talented young writers across Somerset, between the ages of 11 and 18 and would like to thank everyone who entered.

Prizes were awarded at a special event at Castle Cary Methodist Church, attended by the winners and their friends and families.

The winners, as chosen by our judge Emma Craigie, were as follows:

Year 7-9 category

Third prize: Mia Shore for ‘Reach for the Stars’

Second prize: Eliza Webber for ‘The Sound of the Macaws’

First prize: Harry Hewson for ‘When the Greek Gods came to my Party’ [read Harry’s winning story here]

Year 10-13 category

Third prize: Tamzen Mather for ‘A Christmas Adventure’

Second prize: Keona Martin-Lawson for ‘Snowbells’

First prize: Ruby Clulow for ‘The Nameless Girl and the Ageless Boy’ [read Ruby’s winning story here]

Congratulations to the winners!

Castle Cary Library young writers’ competition 2023 – extended deadline

The Friends of Castle Cary Community Library are pleased to announce that we’re running a new short story writing competition, for writers aged 11-18 attending any secondary school in Somerset!

There are cash prizes of £50 for the winners in each age category (year 7-9, 10-11 and 12-13), plus a runner-up prize of £30 in each category too.

The competition will be judged by renowned local writer and creative writing lecturer, Emma Craigie. Prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony to take place on Saturday 24th February at 3pm at Castle Cary Methodist Church.

The extended deadline to submit your story is now 15th January 2024. We’re so looking forward to reading your work – why not have a go and send us something? Teachers and writing group leaders are welcome to submit on behalf of their students (with permission, of course).

All the details, including eligibility criteria, are available on the submission form.