Short Story Prize 2020

Results 2020

Thank you for all the wonderful, imaginative and creative entries sent into our Short Story Prize this year. We had such a fabulous response, and the quality was extraordinary. This year we did things differently. We asked you to use your creative writing skills to write a story (under 1000 words) with an unexpected ending. The winners were chosen by this year's judge, bestselling author William Boyd.


Years 12 and 13
Winner; Molly Bayliss “just One?” Click Here to read 
Second place:  Victoria Fletcher “The Girl from the House on the Corner

Years 10 and 11
Winner: Clara Hornby “The Bird Cage” Click Here  to read 
Second place:  Lily McDermott  “The Colourless Pill”     

We will be publishing more information with the winning stories for you to read soon.
Best wishes
The Connell Guides Team 




To read last year's winning essay by Arthur James, click here.

Here is William Boyd and Robert Harris – another previous judge of our Writing Prize – talking about the merits of the competition and what they like about Connell Guides: