Writing group awards its winning wordsmiths

Judges Geoff Crambie, John Cummings and David Higson pose with Gillian Herbert, Ethel Bailey, Claire Conboy and Olyen Lund.
Judges Geoff Crambie, John Cummings and David Higson pose with Gillian Herbert, Ethel Bailey, Claire Conboy and Olyen Lund.
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Colne and District Writers’ Circle celebrated the imaginative powers of its members during its annual writing competition.

The winning wordsmiths were picked by judges Geoff Crambie, John Williams, Lee Banks and David Higson for the richness of their work in both emotion and imagination.

Winners – children: ages five to eight, poems/short stories: Eleanor Holtom. Nine - 11, short stories: 1, Elizabeth Holtom; 2, Alexa Jade Hargadon Adams.

Adults: short stories: 1/2, Claire Conboy; 3, Olyen Lund. Poetry: 1, Olyen Lund; 2, Claire Conboy; 3, Ethel Bailey. Articles: 1/3, Claire Conboy; 2, Olyen Lund. Descriptive prose/monologue: 1, John Williams; 2, Gillian Herbert; 3, Claire Conboy. Children’s story: 1, Olyen Lund; 2, Gillian Herbert; 3, Ethel Bailey.