In December 2020 we ran a Christmas Story Competition.The winning stories can be read here:
Dressing up for Christmas by Paul Vousden - joint winner adult category
Very Good Elf by Rupert Huxter - joint winner adult category
The judge, Paula Metcalfe, said of the winning stories: "The stories are all great! In the adult section they were all excellent but there were particularly two that I couldn't choose between. Dressing Up for Christmas was really intriguing and I had to read it a couple of times to work it out. It was like a riddle but also quite moving. Very Good Elf was very witty and clever, with an excellent punchline."
Secondary School Age Group
Comment by Paula Metcalfe: "Again, extremely clever plot, also a lovely, magical ending! I can actually imagine it as a beautiful picture book for little children."
Primary School Age Group
Comment by Paula Metcalfe: "I loved the imagination of One Magical Christmas. All sorts of fun and chaos in there!"