Winning Stories 2019

This year’s Awards Ceremony was the first in which the winners read excerpts from their stories to the audience rather than their entire story.  To read an excerpt from each winning story, simply click on the story’s title below.

Winners and runners-up in each category

Under 18, non-native speaker

  • WINNER — “Mirage” by Dali SHAIPOV
  • RUNNER-UP — “The Water’s Silence” by Apolline ANCEL

Under 18, native speaker

  • WINNER — “Maple” by Claire RINTERKNECHT
  • RUNNER-UP —”Montreal” by Laura ten BERGE

18 and over, non-native speaker

18 and over, native speaker

  • WINNER — “Never Forget” by Cathie BURTON
  • RUNNER-UP — “My Funny Valentine” by Marise BOYLAN

The Short-listed Stories

The Competition Committee and the judges would like to congratulate all 67 writers who entered this year’s competition, especially the short-listed writers listed below, for their contribution in making this year’s competition a success.

in alphabetical order by title

Under 18, non-native speaker

  • “The Water’s Silence” by Apolline ANCEL — RUNNER-UP
  • Blood” by Jakob KORADIN
  • From Loss to Love” by Sombiniaina Arinofy RANDRIAMPENOMANANA
  • Mirage” by Dali SHAIPOV — WINNER
  • Revelation” by Liam TANNER

Under 18, native speaker

  • The Mercy of Death” by Kaley DULIK
  • The Swing” by Ishikaa MUKHERJEE
  • Maple” by Claire RINTERKNECHT — WINNER
  • Montreal” by Laura ten BERGE — RUNNER-UP
  • Carnivore” by Alena TOOTHMAN

18 and over, non-native speaker

  • “A Sweet Tale of Lonely Souls” by Lisa DUPUIS — WINNER
  • “Garfield” by Felizitas FISCHER — RUNNER-UP
  • Old Friends” by Jasmin HEISING
  • “Little Lambs” by Bohumila OTTOVA
  • Skipping Stones of Time” by Lotus SHAHEEN

18 and over, native speaker

  • “A Sort of Prison” by Kelly AVON
  • My Funny Valentine” by Marise BOYLAN — RUNNER-UP
  • Never Forget” by Cathie BURTON — WINNER
  • Rustle of Spring” by Paul FOSTER
  • The Grey Bus” by Martin SMITH