2012 Writing Competition - the winners can be read here!

The aim of our competition in 2012, open to years 7 - 11 (age 11-16), was to encourage young writers to reflect on our theme this year of "At Home with the Austens". Jane Austen lived in Chawton with her mother, sister and her friend Martha Lloyd. It was the place where Jane felt 'at home'.

The judges would like to congratulate the prizewinners on their success and to thank all those who entered the competition. They were very impressed with the standard of writing this year and very much enjoyed reading all the entries. The Jane Austen Young Writers' Competition 2013 will be launched later this year. Watch this space for further details!

You can read the winning entries in pdf format (they open in a new window) by clicking on the links below. And the judges comments can be read here.

First prize winners:
Stephanie Linkens (year 7-9 category) - Anticipation
Robyn Bellinger (year 10-11 category) - Elizabeth and I

Second prize winners:
Aamiya Suri (year 7-9 category) - Home
El Harnay (year 7-9 category) - Home
Gabrielle Corry-Mead (year 10-11 category) - The Pebble to Disturb the Pond

Third prize winners:
Daniel Parry (year 7-9 category) - Journey Home
Lottie Kent (year 10-11 category) - The Library

Highly commended entries:
Anya Robinson - Home
Freya Krol - Home
Isla Hutchinson - The Few Things Someone Loved
Lauren Bradford - If Only
Chloe Larby - Home
Elizabeth Brandreth - Home
Hannah Milne-Williamson - Back Home

First Prize in each age group: £30 Book Token
Second Prize in each age group: £20 Book Token
Third prize in each age group: £10 Book Token


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