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Announcing our 2016 Short Story Winners!
05 Oct, 2016

2016 Dragonfly Tea short story competition

Dragonfly Tea 2016 Short Story Winners

The Dragonfly Tea Short Story competition has now come to a close. We received an outstanding number of entries, over 1000 across the adults and children's categories, and we were incredibly impressed with the quality and high standard of stories that were submitted this year.

Every story was read and reviewed and after a tough judging process, we are now thrilled to announce the winners of this year's Short Story Competition 2016:

Main Competition Winners: 

1st Prize
Jo Tiddy
Asase Ya
2nd Prize
Mandy Huggins
Michael Secker's Last Day 
3rd Prize
Hannah Hastilow
An Untitled Spanish Tale

Children's Competition Winners:

Ages 12-15:
Sophie Koziell-Pipe
The Observer
Highly Commended
Mia Myers
Heart Wrenched
Highly Commended
Sachleen Soor
We're All Mad Here

Ages 8-11:
Oscar Heelan
Pie in the W-Eye
Highly Commended
Ben Barnard
Liko and the Mythical Phoenix
Highly Commended
Charlie Martin
The Mary Celeste

Ages 4-7:
Lachlan Hudson-Cubitt
The Curse of the Sacred Maze
Highly Commended
Benji Rilett
When Nana Met a Goblin
Highly Commended
Bertie Wood
Attack of the One-eyed Boogei

The winners were announced at our special awards ceremony at the Henley Literary Festival, where two of our wonderful judges Helen Lederer and Ireneson Okojie announced the winners and read the winning stories.

Dragonfly Tea short story competition winners 2016

 We would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone for entering this year. We hope our competition has inspired budding writers of all ages to put pen to paper and write a tale of discovery or adventure!

Also, this year we have printed all shortlisted stories into beautiful booklets. If you would like to read our shortlisted stories, please send an email to and we would be delighted to send you a copy.

Dragonfly Tea shortlisted short stories 2016


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