Photo of the 8 shortlisted entrants, holding their certificates

The results of the Young Crime Writers’ Competition 2019 have now been announced. The award ceremony was held at Keynsham Community Space where prizes and certificates were presented.

The judges read out each of the short listed stories. There were tales of robber root vegetables, bread and honey loving abductors and a self-styled detective called Doormouse.

The winner was Mo Kennedy with her story Tagger Unknown, in second place was Iris Pollinger with her story Buddleia was so sweet, and Veggies 5, by Mark Bolton, was third.

Runners up were: Erin Conlon with Jennifer, Emma Bush Ferreras with A Town Like Any Other,  Lois Edwards with her story The Crimes of Madeburg, Hester Wiltshire's The Bodies of the Brigmouth Brats and Cherry Holmes and the Devil's Eye by Jessica Treloar.

The competition was sponsored by the Bath Chronicle and Mr B’s Emporium Bookshop.

As always the standard of writing was very high and the judges had a wonderful time reading all the stories. Links to some of the winning stories will appear here soon.

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