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The 2017 Winning Entries

At a wonderful awards event on the 11th June at Deddington Church the winning entries from the 2017 Deddington Festival Writing Competition were announced.

After the event all the shortlisted children were able to meet the judges and have them sign their book containing all the shortlisted poems and stories.

The winning entries are listed here.


Shortlisting completed

The shortlisting for 2017 has now been completed.

We are very grateful to the wonderful team of people that have helped us this year with the shortlisting process. Here are some of the thoughts from these readers of this year’s entries.

“The highest scorers showed excellent pace and structure, great imagination, very exciting writing, and complete stories. I commend everyone who took the time to write their stories. They were all a pleasure to read.”

“I really enjoyed reading all the stories,

Best of luck to all the children!”

“I really enjoyed reading the work”

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading through these lovely little stories.”

“I really enjoyed reading them all and it will be interesting to see what the other judges think.
Can’t wait to see who the winners are!”