A massive thank you to 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. The top five in each category have now been published into this book below. To buy your copy (or copies) please click on the image below.
Thank you to our sponsors for providing the prizes:
Thank you to The Writers Bureau for providing technical and administrative support.
Thank you to Competition Judge Paul Morris for his care and encourangement. Here is what he had to say about the young writers of Marple:
“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 appear in The Marple Young Writers’ Competition Anthology which is now available to buy to raise funds for Mellor Country House.
The Award ceremony took place on 12th November 2020 via Zoom.