Below are summaries of previous years’ competitions.
2020 Competition – 7th edition
In accordance with health regulations necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the The seventh annual Awards Ceremony was held online for the first time in its history. It occurred on October 3, 2020. There were 67 competitors this year.
2019 Competition – 6th edition
The sixth annual Awards Ceremony was held at a new venue, the Association des Résidents de l’Esplanade in Strasbourg (ARES), on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. There were 67 competitors this year.
2018 Competition – 5th edition
The Awards Ceremony were once again held at the Munsterhof in Strasbourg on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. There were 72 competitors this year.
2017 Competition – 4rd edition
For the first time, the Awards Ceremony was held at the Munsterhof in Strasbourg, a beautiful facility that served as the perfect venue for this fourth annual event. The ceremony took place on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. There were 72 competitors this year, up slightly from last year. Another first: a pre-ceremony performance on the mezzanine by a local A Capella choir that delightfully set the mood.
2016 Competition – 3rd edition
The winners and runners up for the 2016 SXB Write A Story Competition were announced at the Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Médiathèque André Malraux on Saturday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m. As with the previous two years, the winners read their stories to the audience. The judges would like to congratulate all 65 writers who entered this year’s competition.
2015 Competition – 2nd edition
At the second annual Awards Ceremony, held once again at the Librairie Kléber on April 23, 2015, the three judges awarded prizes to the winners and runners-up in each of the four categories. The task this year of selecting the winning stories was even more difficult, given that there 101 entries, an increase of over 50% from last year.
2014 Competition – 1st edition
After each reading all 65 entries to the SXB Write A Story Competition, the three judges began the challenging task of selecting the 20 short-listed stories and then determining the winners and runners-up in each of the four categories. The winners and runners-up, however, were kept under wraps until the first-ever Awards Ceremony of the SXB Write A Story Competition, which was held on April 15, 2014, at the Librairie Kléber in Strasbourg.