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Competition Page

The results are in!

Our sixth Christmas ghost story competition was the biggest one yet. Well done to each and every person who entered the competition. Choosing the longlist was difficult, cutting it down to the shortlist was almost impossible!

After three rounds of judging, with different judges at each stage, here are the results...

Adult First Place: 

Last Christmas by Keith Porter

Children First Place: 

 I No Longer Remember (Our Duet, Sing It Please) by Emerald Daylily

Adult Second Place: 

Outbreak by Richard Lakin

Children Runner-up:

If by Thea Losse

Adult Third Place: 

The Howf by Ian Mitchell

Photography Winner: 

Cathedral Churchyard at Night by Carole Tyrrell

Shortlisted stories (also appearing in the anthology):

A Home of My Own by Hannah Allies

No Escape by John Matthews

On the Stroke of Twelve by Richard Layton

Pawprints in the Snow by Jen Herron 

The Boy by Marie Eriksson

The Crimson Rose by Emma Silvey

The Mirror by Sam Horton

The following stories and their authors were on the longlist

and missed out by nothing more than a whisker:

Do You Believe in Goats? by David McVey

Jul by Steve Burford
Sherlock Holmes and the Ghost of Christmas Past by Beth Robertson

The Inner Room by William Young

The Last Casualty by Tim Jarvis

The Little Children by Eve Chancellor

The Minister's Wife by Suzanne Parsons

The Silver Box by David Gillespie

Unique Gifts by Emma Silvey

Watch the Wall by Simon Horrocks

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