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.