And The Winners Are...

A massive thank you to all the Marple young writers who took part in our competition. We had a terrific response and there was some top quality writing - so well done to all.


A message from Competition Judge Paul Morris


“The standard of entries has been brilliant. Really, a credit to you all. They gave me a lot to think about and a lovely warm sensation when I realised that the future of scribbling is ever-so-safe in your hands.

"Thank you so much for letting me judge these fab pieces of writing. It's been a treat!"


Competition Short List by category and then alphabetically



Tesni Penny - Look At the View

Tesni Penny - Weightless



Harrison Carter - Lost

Evie Garside - Beware, Beware The Covent Lair

Phoebe Heath - Lily 

Martha Munro - The Moonkids

Tommy Pratt - I'll Get There One Day



Ellie Bibby - Grandparents

Grace Foster - Daily Verona

Jas Pyszka - I am a Bird

Eleanor Sutton - The Haunted Mist

Lily Tennant - The Water Bottle Obsession



Amelie Braide - Nature

Zoe Cooper - Super Cat

Ava Eldridge - Squirrel

Annabel Holtey - Sweetropica

Massimo Sheppard - A Boy Who Wanted to Sell a River


All these stories and poems will appear in The Marple Young Writers’  Competition Anthology which will be available to buy to raise funds for Mellor Country House.


Originally we were to have an award ceremony in May to announce the winners in each category. Obviously this has been delayed and we hope to still have the ceremony as soon as it is possible to do so.