Dear Short Listers,

I suppose in one way or another you have all won my heart. But seeing as their can be only one winner, in another, far more accurate way, that winner would be:

Rowan Chestnut!

Congratulations Rowan, on your first short list and first win.

Special mentions to Lance Cross, Carmel O’Connor, and William Alexander, who were among the judges favourites for this award. There are plenty more competitions coming up. So check the awards page, and keep writing.

 

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Needle In The Hay