Winning Stories 2017

The winners and runners up for the 2016 SXB Write A Story Competition were announced at the Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Munsterhof in Strasbourg on Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. As in previous years, the winners read their stories to the audience.

Winners in each category

To read each winning story, simply click on its title below.

Under 18, non-native speaker

  • WINNER — “Saturday” by Anne CARBIENER
  • RUNNER-UP —“The Artist” by Joshua DRANESAS

Under 18, native speaker

18 and over, non-native speaker

  • WINNER — “Do Panic. An Island Survival Guide” by Marlene JÄGER
  • RUNNER-UP — “The End” by Jasmin HEISING

18 and over, native speaker

  • WINNER — “Unexplored Territory” by Mary GORMAN
  • RUNNER-UP — “The Tick” by Mike WRAITH

 


The Short-listed Stories

The Competition Committee and the judges would like to congratulate all 72 writers who entered this year’s competition, especially the short-listed writers listed below, for their contribution in making this first effort a success.

in alphabetical order by writer

Under 18, non-native speaker

  • “The Beauty and the Moon” by Timothe DUNN
  • “The One Sitting There” by Emilie FRITSCH
  • “Into the Blue” by Mathilde KOCH
  • “Moon Shadow” by Marine SABOURIN — RUNNER-UP
  • “Path to Heaven” by Gaspar ZIMBREK TURKOVIC — WINNER

Under 18, native speaker

  • “Do you want to see?” by Ciara NAGLE
  • “Last Call” by Alice NEVILLE
  • “Evil Innocent Beauty” by Felix OVEY — RUNNER-UP
  • “War Games” by Masha VUCINIC WESTERVEEN
  • “Musings on the White Throne” by Liam WRIGHT — WINNER

18 and over, non-native speaker

  • “Love Sick” by Thobias BERGMANN — RUNNER-UP
  • “A Brief Airplane Encounter” by Nicolas DOUCET — WINNER
  • “New Shoes” by Korinna NAGY
  • “Brandbreaking” by Andrei Ilie POPESCU
  • “Screen of Smoke” by Tea de ROUGEMONT

18 and over, native speaker

  • “Little Christmas” by Marise BOYLAN — RUNNER-UP
  • “Jade Bracelet” by Mary GORMAN
  • “Blue Cardigan, Pink Tights by John QUINN — WINNER
  • “Watching Tennis in Alsace” by Paul SUAZO
  • “Where did it all go wrong Tony Blair?” by Mike WRAITH