Well done and thank you to all the young writers that submitted their stories and poems to the first ever Solstice Prize for Young Writers!

The winners and highly commended pieces in each age category are as follows:

10-13 Age Category

OVERALL WINNER: Wasted Opportunities – Amelie Frost
Highly commended pieces:
Family Tree – Oscar Petter
What a Box Can Do…  – Martha Bertram
Death Wish – Nieve Ball
Running with Hope – Natalie Grady
Granny – Ava Harker

14-17 Age Category

OVERALL WINNER: The Drinker – Carl Gilman
Highly commended pieces:
Seder – Roberta Sher
Lost – Jaleel Hudson
Stranger – Imogen Dashfield
Bird Flossing a Crocodile’s Mouth – Alexander Devon
Dead Silent – Jemima Wakefield
Overall winners receive £50 cash for themselves, £50 book tokens for their school library and publication in the Solstice Young Writers anthology. Highly commended pieces each receive a writing goody bag and publication in the online anthology. The online anthology will be online later this week and the Solstice Prize for Young Writers will be back in 2017!

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 *** The Solstice Prize for Young Writers is brought to you by Writing East Midlands and supported by Bromley House Library, Nottingham. The prize is open to young writers living anywhere in the UK!