Congratulations to all those who took part in the Crime And Intrigue Short Story Writing Competition.
An award ceremony took place on Monday last week at Newport Minster with many Island dignitaries present.
Isle of Wight Police had set up a mock crime scene and Island band LEGO entertained the audience.
Proceeds of the 2011 competition go to the Island based charities, The Isle of Wight Homeless and Love Russia Charity
The winners were presented with their certificates and prizes by crime-writers, Pauline Rowson and Bob and Carol Bridgestock.
Well done to you all – some of the winning stories will be published on VentnorBlog over the next week.
1st Place – Michelle Moore – Margaret & Me – £100 (read story)
2nd Place – Andrew Preskey – Getting Away With Murder – £75
Joint 3rd Place – £20 each
Douglas Hazell – Unforeseen Justice
Heather Whately – The Shrine
Under 18’s Winners
1st Place – Heidi Hamilton – Accusations – £70
2nd Place – Mary Elizabeth Harding – My Daddy’s A Criminal – £50
3rd Place – Jessica Ward – Crime Never Pays – £30
Runners-up receive £10 Waterstones Gift Tokens
Jay Brook – The 14th Ball
Dan Flux – Murder. Victim
Andrew Goddard – The End Of The World
Christian Bone – The Waxwork Woman
Molly Frost – Understanding
Runners-up receive £5 Gift Tokens for Waterstones
Josephine Shaw – The Burglar
Eleanor Staley – Price Tag
Jan Robert Dixon – A Hare In The Headlights
Polly Green – No Happy Ending
Rebekah Ellis – The Bag Rescuer
Under 12’s Winners
1st Place – Hannah Benford – Hannah And The Case Of The Missing Chocolate Brownie – £50
2nd Place – Matthew Guelbert – Wings of Death – £30
3rd Place – Chantelle Biggs – The Thief At Blue Bell Farm – £20
Five runners-up win £10 Waterstones Gift Tokens
Ben Raynor – Where Have The Hands Gone
Reuben Leal – The Freezing Plunge
Ella Kenney – Who Did That
Lizzie Gillett – Family Horror
William Dixon – Murder in the Bread Aisle