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/3517466461666959
HG Wells Short Story Competition Awards Ceremony Readings
2020 Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize
Isabel Burns: The Legend of Evander and Acantha or How the Peacock Butterflies Came to be https://youtu.be/YaiDN6oAXB4
Tabitha Rubens: The Invisible Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUEtGKW3KVw
Dewi Schmidt: The Boy Who Could See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boVOzMSy4wc
Matilda Stepek: The Body’s Mistakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUqnjYxpr6U
2020 Grand Senior Prize
Elou Carroll: The Great Green Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjhwWK7pRZ8
Alwin George V: Sitaram—The Footreader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vq57enoH8
Rhiannon Lewis: The Last Flight of La Librairie d’Afrique du Nord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dTwC2QWb5E
Susannah Rickards: Curiosities of the Eye https://youtu.be/CRLRkMevSDM
Paul Sherman: Rocket Shed to Heaven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN1C6c4fr7w