Short story competition

 Althorp Children's Literary Festival and Library Plus present a short story competition for 8 to 12 year olds.


Short story competition

We are pleased to announce that the 20 shortlisted entrants for the Northamptonshire Libraries and Althorp Literary Festival short story competition were:

Alex Amoah-Agyei Jnr, age 8, The Day Bob Got Rich
Eleanor Matthews, age 11, That night…….
Emily Betts, age 12, The Homunculus Project
Erica Lavender, age 12, The Forgotten Story
Erin Kinnear, age 10, A Dream in a Dream
Iris Fraser, age 8, Banana Split
Isaac Oduro-Acheampong, age 9, The Lost World of Hubbabub How it All Began
Jessica Lynes, age 9, The Tales of the Creepy Hand
Kae Crisp, age 11, The Twins Make a Friend
Kate Dunk, age 8, The Moulton Mystery
Leo Yewman, age 9, Horrid Bark
Lillie Golding, age 8, Toby the Guinea Pig's Discovery
Lily Eve, age 10, Hold Your Breath
Maa-Abena Akuoko, Leah's Bake off
Marcia Reading, age 11, Beginning of the End
Noah Cooksley, age 9, Murder at Falcon Manor
Samuel Haigh, age 11, A Day like No Other
Sophie Heather, age 8, 24 Carrot Gold
Thomas Keppel , age 9, Shipwrecked Billy
Toby Petherbridge, age 11, The Letter

The winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and runners up prizes were announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday 8 October. Many thanks to everyone who took part; we had over 130 entries!

Read all shortlisted entries