For the second year running we had to record the Short Story Writing Competition Award Ceremony.

We were very grateful to all our sponsors who supported us:

ASDA Isle of Wight, ComiCoffee UK, Dinosaur Isle, The Entertainer, Hovertravel, Isle of Wight College Restaurant, Janice Ferguson, Margaret Dilley, Sandham Office Services, Wight Computers, Wight Mouse Inn


Under 12s Category


Claudia Summers with her story, ‘A Vision Of A New World’, read and recorded by Richard Cadell. She also wins a CD of her story, a certificate, selection box and an Amazon Fire tablet, kindly donated by Wight Computers. You can listen to Claudia’s story below.

Claudia with her prizes consisting of an Amazon Tablet, kindly donated by Wight Computers, together with her certificate and CD of her story recorded by Richard Cadell.
Claudia Summers


Scarlett Maddison Wigg with her story, ‘The Monsters In The Bag’. Scarlett wins a £15 Entertainer voucher and certificate.


Lillian Woodford with her story, ‘The Christmas Invention’. Lillian wins a chocolate hamper kindly donated by ASDA.

12 – 17s Category


Evelyn Shand with her story, ‘Underestimated’ read and recorded by Amy Robbins. Evelyn wins a £50 Amazon Voucher kindly donated by Janice Ferguson. You can listen to Evelyn’s story below.


Lakesha Strickland with her story, ‘The Blindfold Of Pain’. Lakesha wins a £25 Waterstones Book Voucher, kindly donated by Sandham Office Services.

Lakesha with her prizes
Lakesha Strickland


Gracie Brackley Mew with her story, ‘The Girl Behind The Mirror’. Gracie wins a voucher and travel mug, kindly donated by ComiCoffee and also a chocolate hamper, courtesy of ASDA.

18+ Category


River Watson with his story, Cliche, read and recorded by Robert Daws. River wins a ten journey Hovertravel voucher, a certificate and CD of his winning story. You can listen to River’s story below.

River Watson
River Watson


Fred Canavan with his story, ‘Knock Three Times’. Fred wins a £50 Marks & Spencer Voucher, kindly donated by Margaret Dilley.


Vivienne Moles with her story, ‘One Good Turn’. Vivienne wins £20 voucher, kindly donated by Wight Mouse Inn.


Due to the high quality of stories this year, our mystery judges felt their should be a fourth winner so Anna Southwell won with her story, ‘It Was A Dream – Or Was It?’ Anna wins a lunch voucher for two, courtesy of Isle of Wight College Restaurant.

Highly Commended

Isabella Stanbridge wins with her story, ‘Mystery Man’ read and recorded by Melvyn Hayes. Isabella receives a CD of her winning story and also a family voucher, kindly donated by Dinosaur Isle. You can listen to Isabella’s story below.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part; the generosity and support for the competition was overwhelming and a special thank you to our celebrities; Richard Cadell, Robert Daws, Melvyn Hayes and Amy Robbins. Also our entertainers, Double Take, Huxley Magician, Maurice Kachuk and Ben Stubbs.

Double Take at Millbrooke House
Double Take
Huxley recording his segment from home
Huxley Magician
Maurice singing at Millbrooke House
Maurice Kachuk
Ben recording from home
Ben Stubbs
Short Story Writing Competition Virtual Award Ceremony 2021