Short Story Competition 2017

This is an annual competition sponsored by the DHSA. Started in 2015, the competition is open to all pupils and divided into three sections, Junior, Middle and Senior. Organised by Mrs Jessica Boswell, a member of the English Department, it is held in the Lent Term and judged by a panel of DHSA members with interests and expertise in publishing.

As part of the prize, each year the winners attend a bespoke literary event. To date, these have been organised by the British Library, the Ashmolean Museum and the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford. In addition, the best entry is awarded the Clare Balding Prize for Excellent Writing.

The winners for 2017 were announced in February as follows:

Clare Balding Prize for Excellent Writing Maddison James
Junior category winner Mary Hazlitt
Middle category winner Maddison James
Senior category winner Izzy Fincham

The prize winners and runners- up enjoyed a trip to Oxford for a bespoke creative writing course at the Pitt-Rivers museum, followed by supper.


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