2021 HG Wells Short Story Competition Award Winners and Ceremony

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November 21, 2021 by Tim Prater

At the 2021 HG Wells Short Story Competition Award Ceremony on Zoom on Sunday 21st November, the winners were announced as:

  • 2021 Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize Winner: Sarah-Kate Simons for Swamp Thing
  • 2021 Senior Prize Winner: Peter Collins for The Domino Effect

We had our biggest entry ever this year for both competitions. Congratulations to all our shortlisted authors, and especially our winners Sarah-Kate and Peter!

The 2021 Anthology of Mask will be available soon: https://hgwellscompetition.com/h-g-wells-competition-short-story-anthologies/

We’re also delighted to announce the theme of the 2022 competition: Switch. Make of it what you will!

The Award Ceremony was broadcast on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HGWellsShortStoryCompetition “live” and will be available to watch back until the end of 2021.

Introduction

Tony Quarrington on Sandgate as home to HG Wells [Video]

2021 Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize

Jessica Brien reading from Soup for Starters [Reading Live]

Clara Chiu reading from Masquerade [Video]

Sophia Felsinger reading from Bitter Plums [Video]

Sarah Holm reading from The Shopkeeper [Reading live]

Mia Ramage reading from The Collector’s Shop [Video]

Sumedha Sengupta reading from The Suitor [Reading live]

Winner: Sarah-Kate Simons reading from Swamp Thing [Reading Live]

Nathan Steward reading from Mask [Video

Weiyen Tan reading from Fear of the Mask [Reading Live]

2021 Senior Prize

Houssam Alissa: The Trojan Horse [Video]

Fija Callaghan: An Ephemeral Quality [Not reading]

Winner: Peter Collins: The Domino Effect [Not reading]

Simha Haddad reading from Fun and Games [Video]

Katherine Haynes reading from Dreams of Impossible Cowslips [Reading Live]

E. S. Heffernan reading from We, the Dead [Video]

Tony Hunter-Craig reading from Masks of Respectability [Video]

Bethany Ridley-Duff reading from The Other Face [Reading Live]

Lee Stoddart: Ham, Egg and Chips [Not reading]

Sarah Townend reading from The Beauty Parlour [Video]

Dan Vanvick reading from The Enemy Next Door [Video]

Stephen Webb reading from Area 37 [Video]