are pleased to announce
the winners, and the shortlisted entries, in the recent short story competition.

They are:
1st (300) - Julie Baker, St Helens, Merseyside.
2nd (200) - Pam Baddeley, Farnborough, Hants.
3rd (100) - Fabian Acker, London.

Highly Commended:
Glyn Morgan, Suffolk.
Jill Douglas, Leeds.

Commended:
Richard Harrison, Derbyshire.
Pam Eaves, Essex.
John Deighton, Doncaster.
Philip Humphries, Northants.

Prizes will be presented on October 14th 2005.

All winning and commended entries will be published in WORDS Magazine
and in an online anthology that is currently being produced.

A full list of results, together with some of the judges' comments, appears below.

Total Number of entries: 696

Second Round Reading: Adrian Green, Adrian Hallchurch, Adrian Paul, Alan Saddler, Alan Wells, Alison Raymond, Alison Roger, Alison Williams, Alison Reid, Allan Collins, Allan Smithson, Alyn Hine, Amanda Knowles, Andrew Chambers, Andrew Drury, Andrew Jamieson, Andrew Marsh, Andy Margerison, Angela Sharples, Ann Hogg, Ann Lambert, Anna L Carter, Anne Bailey, Anne Starmore, Anthony Challinor, B D Porter, Barbara Budden, Barry Johnson, Barry Prime, Beth Thomas, Bob Thurber, Brian C Tothill, Bridget Whelan, Bronwen Barber, Bryan Wilson, Caitlin West, Carol Alexis, Carol Bedford, Carol Edwards, Carol Tattersall, Carole B Dean, Catherine Donaldson, Cathy Clarke, Chris Gibson, Chris Ledder, Chris Marnie, Christina Walker, Christine Cazin, Christine M Garvey, Christopher Fahy, Clifford Brett, Colleen Oasgood, Craig Challoner, Csilla Toldy, Cynthia Ryder, D Patterson, Dalena Fearnley, Daniel Pietryka, Danny Herbert, Darrell Binding, Dave Whippman, David Barry, David Charnley, David Culshaw, David Edwards, David Griffiths, David McVey, David Mercer, David Quinn, David Sage, David Shonfield, David W Smithson, David Wulcko, Dawn P Morris, Debbie Collins, Dick Banker, Dominic Silvani, Donald Chesney, Dorry Lewis, Dr V Edwards , E J Mence, E P Clarke, Edward Tyrell , Edwina Kellock, Elaine Seddon, Elena Collins, Elizabeth Cox, Elizabeth Spalton, Ewan Ingram, Fabian Acker, Frances Clements, Francis Beckett, Freda Grieve, G H Davies, Gail Landon, Gary P Mocck, Gaynor Blackburn, Geoff Tomlinson, Georgina Holmes, Gerry McLafferty, Gillian Cook, Gillian Edwards, Glen Batchelor, Glenn Osborne, Glyn Morgan, Graham Alibone, Greta McGough, Gwenda Major, Hans Lobstein, Haydn Harris, Hazel Parker, Heather Groves, Heather Whatley, Helen Jordan, Helen M Yeo, Helen Milnes, Helen Robinson, Ian Marshall, Ise Obomhense, Jacqueline Rice, James MacVeigh, James Mason, James Spry, Jane Ayres, Jane Pimlott, Jane Weymouth, Janet Dowse, Janis Hindman, Janys Thornton, Jayne Searle, Jean Wiltshire, Jeanette Jagger, Jeanette Plumb, Jeffery Moulder, Jenny Lancaster, Jesse Parker, Jill Douglas, Jill Savill, Jill Weekes, Jill Wood, Joan Coote, Joanna Johnstone, John C Bird, John Cummings, John D Corkish, John Deighton, John Gibbard, John Hogg, John McCoy, John Moore, John Nettleship, John Robinson, John Wrigglesworth, Joseph A. Kelly, Joy Elvy, Julia Barrett, Julia Prince, Julia Rand, Julian Fox, Julie Murphy, Julie Webley, Karen Barnes, Karen Fitzsimmons, Karen Watson, Kath Kilburn, Katharine Powell, Katherine Carr, Kay Fallis, Kay Hasler, Keith Johnson, Ken Alexander, L G Adams, L G Napier, Laura Nichols, Laura Seed, Laurence B New, Les Evans, Lesley Gillard, Lesley P Rennie, Lisa Sapey, Loraine Howley, Lorna Binnie, Lynne Hunt, Lynne Rose, M Duffy, M Horne, Malita Hodgson, Margaret Clark, Margaret Cullum, Margaret Duffy, Margaret Flood, Margaret Meehan, Margaret Morgan, Marie Smith, Mark Bagley, Mark Gilbertson, Mark J Edgar, Martin Matthews, Martin Smith, Martin Tracey, Martin Webster, Mary Smith, Mary Ward, Matt Rodda, Mel Edwardes, Michael Baker, Michael Breandon, Michael Capon, Michael Day, Michael Law, Michael O'Connor, Michael S White, Michaela Davis, Mick Tilley, Mollie Kay Smith, Mr Bryan Wilson, Mrs J Goodrum, Mrs Julie Baker, Mrs V M Boyers, Ms Philippa Adburgham, Nancy A Tiley, Nathan Hughes, Neil Holman, Neil Humphreys, Nicola Bennetts, Nicola Price, Nicola Speakman, Norman Kitching, Paddy Murphy, Pam Baddeley, Pam Eaves, Pamela Bird, Pamela Johnson, Pat Wells, Paul Lipscombe, Penelope Alexander, Penny Aldred, Pete Gould, Pete Talbot, Peter Fudge, Peter L Jones, Peter Rolls, Phil Mckenna, Philip Blunden, Philip Humphries, Philip Smith, Pierre Caspersz, R James Oliver, Ray Heyes, Ray Newman, Richard Archer, Richard Blackett, Richard Harrison, Richard Walkuski, Rob Richardson, Robert Evans, Robert McGrath, Robert.T.Irvine, Robyn Bassett, Ron Scurfield, Ronald Stanley Unsworth , Russell Willens, Ruth Davies, S Teasdale, Samantha Philo-Gill, Sammi Leng, Sandra Morgan, Sandra Woodhouse, Sarah Crowden, Sharon Hopkins, Shaun Hamilton, Simon T Mackenzie, Sophie Parkes, Stanley Wright, Stella J Nash, Stephen Bass, Stephen McFarlane, Stephen Sims, Stephen Slaughter, Steve Morris, Steve Prodger, Steve Wilson, Stuart Willis, Sue Hall, Sue Selby, Susan Jarvis, Susan M Holland, Sylvia Neumann, T D Hallgarth, Tanya Lloyd, Teresa Bruce, Tess Crosbie, Tess Hudson, Thomas Burke, Tim Brannon, Tom Vowler, Tony Hesford, Tony Mulhearn, Trevor Quigley, Trevor Wood, V A Turner, Val Roberts, Val Thompson, Veronica Norris, Vincent Lynch, Vivien Jones, W A Prinn, Wendy Begley, Wendy Kelly, Wendy Vaughan, Yana Stajno.

Final Short List: Alan Saddler, Alison Williams, Andrew Chambers, Carol Edwards, Christopher Fahy, D Patterson, Darrell Binding, David Barry, David Shonfield, E J Mence, Fabian Acker, Gail Landon, Geoff Tomlinson, Glen Osborne, Glyn Morgan, Gwenda Major, Heather Whatley, Jacqueline Rice, Jason Jawando, Jeanette Jagger, Jesse Parker, Jill Douglas, John Deighton, John Nettleship, Julie Murphy, Karen Barnes, Margaret Duffy, Margaret Flood, Mary Smith, Julie Baker, Nancy A Tiley, Pam Baddeley, Pam Eaves, Pamela Johnson, Paul Lipscombe, Philip Humphries, Richard Harrison, Robert Evans, Ruth Davies, Sue Farley, Teresa Bruce, Tim Brannon, Vivien Jones,

Overall Comments: Having judged a number of short story competitions over the years, we found the overall standard of entries for this one much higher than average. It was pleasing to see that the entrants all realise that the appearance of a manuscript is extremely important.
- Cass & Janie Jackson, Editors: Flair for Words.


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