2020 HG Wells Short Story Competition Winners


November 22, 2020 by Tim Prater

At the annual Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd November, held this year for the first time live on Zoom, the organisers of the HG Wells Short Story Competition were delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 competition.The Winner of the Junior £1,000 Turnill Prize is Tabitha Rubens for “The Invisible Zoo”.A special £250 award for originality was also awarded to Matilda Stepek for “The Body’s Mistakes”.The winner of the Senior £500 Grand Prize is Susannah Rickards for “Curiosities of the Eye”.Thank you to each and every person that entered the 2020 competitions, and congratulations to our winners and all our shortlisted authors, so many of qwhom joined us online at the Award Ceremony this year.An anthology of the 2020 shortlisted stories will be available to purchase shortly via the HG Wells Short Story Competition website, and we will also publish the two winning stories on the site.Many of our authors provided us with readings before the event. Those that did so are listed below, while the full awards ceremony, including readings given live at the event, are available on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HGWellsShortStoryCompetition/posts/3517466461666959HG Wells Short Story Competition Awards Ceremony Readings2020 Margaret and Reg Turnill PrizeIsabel Burns: The Legend of Evander and Acantha or How the Peacock Butterflies Came to be https://youtu.be/YaiDN6oAXB4Tabitha Rubens: The Invisible Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUEtGKW3KVwDewi Schmidt: The Boy Who Could See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boVOzMSy4wcMatilda Stepek: The Body’s Mistakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUqnjYxpr6U2020 Grand Senior PrizeElou Carroll: The Great Green Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjhwWK7pRZ8Alwin George V: Sitaram—The Footreader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vq57enoH8Rhiannon Lewis: The Last Flight of La Librairie d’Afrique du Nord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dTwC2QWb5ESusannah Rickards: Curiosities of the Eye https://youtu.be/CRLRkMevSDMPaul Sherman: Rocket Shed to Heaven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN1C6c4fr7wAli Wilding: The Gift of Sight [Read by Ben Lorenz (www.benlorenz.com)] https://youtu.be/jRYwMhAd5Pk


Theme: Motion

Winners to be announced Sunday 19th November.

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