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2022 Nook Young Writer Awards!

That's a wrap!  We have just announced the winners for the second annual Nook Young Writer Awards!  

This year we changed it up slightly and split the entries into three age categories, each with a different prompt.  We received over sixty entries in total, with the majority being in the younger category.  It was pure joy to read all the incredible stories that were submitted and we loved seeing how diverse and unique each entry was.  We had everything from dragons to time travel, even a Gangster Granny!  

This competition wouldn't have been possible without our amazing judges who volunteer their time and expertise and have the impossible task of ranking all the incredible entries. Returning judges Alex Dick-Read, Penny Haycraft and Richard Georges were joined by new volunteers Davinia McGann, Freeman Rogers and Patricia Turnbull.  

Our shortlisted winners were announced on March 30th and they were all excited to attend the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday 2nd April to find out what they had won.  With big cash prizes for the three top prizes and a NOOK voucher for the remaining short-listers, no one walked away empty handed!

You can read all the shortlisted entries in the fabulous original format on the by clicking here.

At the Prize Giving we were excited to announce:

9 & Under:
Tobias Evans  Joint Shortlist Winner
Luca Graziola  Joint Shortlist Winner
Rylee Hustins  Third Place Winner
Phoenix Steer  Second Place Winner
Maggie Nolan  First Place Winner

10-14 Year Olds:
Eva Fox  Joint Shortlist Winner
Ella Wearmouth Joint Shortlist Winner
Imogen Allen  Third Place Winner
Ava Ghoirse  Second Place Winner
Millie Cottreau  First Place Winner

10-14 Year Olds:
Janae Olive  Third Place Winner
Jada Peters  Second Place Winner
Alyssa Hawley  First Place Winner

The results and the shortlisted entries will be published in the BVI Beacon over the next coming weeks. 

A huge WELL DONE to everyone that contributed their stories! Keep writing and creating and we look forward to the 2023 Nook Young Writer Awards!