Westgate Literary Festival 2019 Short Story Competition Winners Announced!

The standard of entries in the children’s competitions was remarkably high and the judges found it very hard to choose between them. The judges send their congratulations to everyone who entered for their excellent work. Please see below where the winners are published by category. We will be contacting the winners directly to pass on their prizes.

Young Writers 8-11

1st place –  “Run” by Tyler C.

2nd place  – “Mermaid Mishap” by Tamsin O.

3rd place – “Her Mind” by Ella G.

The Literary Festival Director’s Choice for Highly Commended – “Westgate Under The Sea” by Lottie P.

Top Prize £10 Waterstones Voucher, 2nd & 3rd Placing £5 Waterstones Voucher.

New Teen Writers 12-14

In this category the Judges awarded additional prizes due to the very high standard of the work received.

1st place – “Westgate Key” by Mia C.

Joint 2nd place – Ghost Train Driver” by Max B.
Joint 2nd place – “The 9.05” by Ruby P.

Joint 3rd place –  “The Haunting” by Matilda A.
Joint 3rd place – “Green Knight” by Maddie W.

Literary Festival Director’s Choice for Highly Commended “I was strolling around on Westgate Beach” by Johnny F.

Top Prize £10 Waterstones Voucher, 2nd & 3rd Placing £5 Waterstones Voucher.

Adult Category

1st place – “The Dream House” by Judith Northwood-Boorman

2nd place – “The Rescue” by Kittie Lambton

3rd place – “Boy Night” by Ciarán McCabe

Literary Festival Director’s Choice for Highly Commended “Shaggy Dog Story” by Keith Woodward

Top Prize £35 for the winner, £25 for 2nd and £20 for 3rd

Dee May Award for Fiction

1st “Put on a Happy Face” by Patricia Mahoney

2nd “Tapestry of Life” by Christine King

3rd “That Woman in the Mirror” by Janet Seaward

Literary Festival Director’s Choice for Highly Commended “Forgetfulness” by Janet Olearski

Top Prize £100