Short Story Prize

The Connell Short Story Prize 2020 Now closed for judging

Our annual Writing Prize is back! But this year we're doing things differently. We would like you to use your creative writing skills to write a story (under 1000 words) with an unexpected ending. The winner will be chosen by this year's judge, bestselling author William Boyd.

The Prizes 

Year 10 & 11
  • 1 Winner: £100 & 10 books 
  • 1 Runner up: 10 books
Year 12 & 13 
  • 1 Winner: £100 & 10 books 
  • 1 Runner up: 10 books
Entries should be emailed to and should include age, school and contact details. 

The closing date for entries is 27th May 2020. 

Winners to be announced soon

Thank you for all your wonderful and creative entries. Due to the fantastic response this year, judging is taking a little longer than anticipated. We will announce the winner as soon as possible. In the mean time thank you for your patience.