Callum Cleary: Winner of the 2010 International Short Story Award for Young People

The 2010 Winner

Hopefully, some of you got to see an extract of 12-year-old Callum Cleary’s award-winning story, “Points of View: Wolf Pack Hunting”, at Angel tube station (see a frontal view of the poster here). Or click here to read the story online. His story will also appear in print in Litro Magazine.

The International Young Persons Short Story Award is a collaboration between Litro Magazine and Warwick University’s International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY). We aim to encourage creative young people to showcase their writing and recognise them for their talents and efforts.

The 2010 Runners-up

Having received a huge volume of entries this year, our panel of judges whittled it down to a final shortlist – four of them. Yes, the entries were so good that we have three runners up, not two! They are:

Ayesha Drury – “Becoming

Audrey Saltarelli – “Holding Joy

Emma Pierce – “A Secret Day to Remember

The 2010 Shortlist

A special mention also goes to the young writers who made the judges’ shortlist. They are as follows (alphabetically by first name):

Abbie Taylor – “Free at Last”

Ahia Fego – “Carbon Copy”

Amber McCall – “Putita Sucia”

Anna Davies – “The Wedding”

Emma Wood – “A Simple Push”

Frank Palmer – “Fleet Street”

Jamie Williams – “Looking at Pie”

Kate Baguley – “Jolly Japes at St. Jonquils”

Marie Antonini – “The Road She Took”

Robert Harding – “Endless”

Sam Maybee – “The Greatest Train Mystery”

We would like to thank Warwick University and the IGGY Foundation for the beginning of what should prove to be a great opportunity for budding writers. A big thank you also to this year’s judges: Sadie Jones, Peter Blegvad, Laura Dockrill and Kate Williams – and not to forget, Art Below for designing the winning poster.

The Prize-Giving Ceremony

The 2010 Award Ceremony was held at 3i Offices in London on Tuesday, 26 October. Callum was awarded his prize money by Patrick Dunne, 3i Group Communications Director.

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