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The winners of The Story Hunters Project flash fiction competition were announced at a special event held at Cressing Temple Barns on Saturday 27th November.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody that participated in the competition – we were delighted with the quality, variety and creativeness of the entries we received.

Congratulations to our winners and runners up:

Winner of Under 16’s category: The Battle of Colchester Castle by Eleanor Powell (aged 8)

Winner of aged 16+ category: Stuck on You by Alex Clare

Runners up:
War Remains by Jimmy Webb
Beeleigh Steam Mill by Doreen Levy
Call and Response by Helen Chambers

Read all of the entries to the flash fiction competition including the winners and runners up here

About The Story Hunters Project

During summer 2021 Essex Book Festival partnered with Explore Essex on The Story Hunters Project. A quest to get people of all ages out and about exploring the amazing heritage and green spaces on our doorstep. 

Our intrepid adventurers were encouraged to visit one or more of 20 designated locations across Essex, and then transform that experience into a piece of original flash fiction.