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The Creative Writing Challenge Results

The Winners

First Place

'Toaster Poetry' by Agata Spasik, Braden Forest School

Judges comments: "So simple, so beautifully put together, and really quite profound."
"This made me smile. Very neatly done metaphor and such great, sparse writing."
"Superb, succinct and profound"

Second Place

'Jackson and Olivia' by Charlotte Minett, Chipping Campden

Judges comments: "Impressive for someone so young to have the confidence to write simply and concisely, not falling back on long words or too much description. She captures the nature of grief and bereavement incredibly well. You could imagine reading a novel by this writer."
"Simple, elegant, poignant and frankly amazing for 16."

Third Place

'Your Name Is' by Jamie Moody, Cirencester College

Fourth Place

'The Boy' by Alex Masters, Ridgeway School

Judges comment: "Again, very assured writing, emotive and descriptive and a great sense of place and time."

Highly Commended

'Slam Shakespeare' by Hollie Allison-Soule, Cirencester College

'I Don’t Wish To Sleep' by Olivia Ipkendanz, Cheltenham Ladies College

'Quiet' by Indigo Maynard Watts, Pates Grammar School

'Soma' by Rebecca Davies, Burford School


Jaspar Raistrick Swifts Burford School
Amy Boatman The 3rd World War Was Over The Cotswold School
Verity Baker An 18 Year Old Reflects Stroud High School
Emily Smith Someday Ridgeway School
Noah Guerrini Diluvian Angst Marling School
Jack McCune Grindylow Bredon School
Amelia Bolton Spider Cirencester College
Anna Golton Elsie and the pink Doc Martins Chipping Campden school
Sofia Aira Thursday night clap Farmor's School
Charlie Bailey The Soldier Pates Grammar School
Jack Dyer Apocalypse Not Now Lydiard Park School
Nathan Steward The Cynical Soldier Marling School


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