Morrab Library Children’s Short Story Competition 2023
We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Morrab Library Short Story Competition 2023. We received over 220 entries from children across Cornwall. A big thank you to all the children who entered the competition – and to everyone who encouraged them to do so!
Click the link on the title of each story below to read the winning entries. Comments about each story from one of the judges, Annamaria Murphy, are in italics below.
4-11 year old cagtegory
by Sorrel Gratton, aged 8.
“Beautifully told. This story is all about memory and love. It is a very mature piece of writing. Sometimes what you wish for isn’t what is needed. It has a great ending too!”
12-16 year old category
The judges also decided to award three highly commended prizes, alongside the first, second and third prizes, to recognise the achievements of these budding writers.
A huge thank you to the competition judges, Annamaria Murphy, Des Hannigan and Peter Moffat as well as to Nigel Castle, the Minack Theatre and Edge of the World bookshop for sponsoring the prizes.