Marshall Allan Hill writing competition…
Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Award:
The Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing competition is dedicated to the memory of my nephew, Marshall Allan Hill who was born sleeping on the 24th August 2010. Submissions will open on the 1st April each year and close on the 1st June each year. The winner and highly commended stories will be announced on the 24th August each year in Marshall’s memory. The winner will receive a certificate and their story will appear in Marshall’s Toy Box.
Open theme suitable for children 7-10 years. No inappropriate language or content will be accepted. Stories should be up to 800 words. Submission of entry is FREE with a maximum of two entries per person. Cover sheet MUST be attached to all submissions with the author’s name and contact details. A shortlist will be provided to Marshall’s parents who will have the pleasure of selecting the winner.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Marshall’s competition’ in the subject line.
Happy writing to everyone.
Winner: ‘Too Many Socks’ by Ali Durham
Second place is awarded to Tricia Simmons for her story ‘Mr Magic,’
Third place is awarded to Kaye Baillie for her story ‘Gracie’s Nest.’
Congratulations to all of this years place winners. We thank everyone who entered this year and we hope to receive your submission again next year.
Winner: ‘Angelica’s Wings’ by Robert Vescio
Second place is awarded to Caroline Tuohey for her story ‘The Lonely Pine,’
Third place is awarded to Dimity Powell for her story ‘The Boy Who Lost His Laugh.’
Congratulations to all of our place winners and thank you to everyone who entered again this year.
Winner: ‘My Brother Born Sleeping’ by K.Coff
Jason and Cathy’s comments – a beautiful story which relates to Marshall and is told in a positive light.
Highly Commended entries:
‘My Sweet Aimee’ by R. Vescio
Jason and Cathy’s comments – a well written story which portrays daily life through the child’s eyes. Children can relate to issues in this story. We really like this story.
‘Little Green Man’ by L.Reed
Jason and Cathy’s comments – This is a nice story and gets kids thinking about our planet. Understanding to appreciate the world around us and it is a beautiful place to be.
‘Daddy’s Doves’ by L.Reed
Jason and Cathy’s comments A really nice story which was touching.
Congratulations to our winner and highly commended authors. We thank you for your participation and look forward to your submissions next year.
We will be in contact with you to present you with your awards.
To all of our short listed entries; we thank you for taking part in this years competition, we throughly enjoyed your stories. We hope submit an entry in next years competition.