2022 Open Competition Results 

Our short story open competition for 2022 closed as usual on the 1st March and again, the standard of entries was excellent.

Our BWC  judges had a tough job as always but managed to prepare a shortlist of fifteen stories this year to put forward to the final judge who had this to say in summary:

"I have had a difficult time trying to choose the winner(s) this year and all of the stories each have had reasons why they should be chosen.
I have enjoyed each of the stories sent to me, having had to have countless read - throughs. I marvel at the ingenuity of the minds of each author. They all deserve an accolade."

Wendy Nottingham

There can only be three winners though and we're delighted to announce the prizes this year go to:

1st Place - Forest Bathing by Dianne Bown-Wilson

2nd Place - Open Evening by Julia Clayton

3rd Place - My Nan by Les Clarke

Narrowly missing out on one of the top three spots but worthy of special mention from the judge were:

Gratitude by Bryan Thomas

Anti-Social by James Wood

Everyone But Me by Vanessa Bullock

Thank you again to everyone who entered this year and congratulations to the winners

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted entries, it really was a great competition this year and was a real showcase of talented writers.

The competition for 2022 will be open later this year so please keep an eye on our competition page for full details.