Monday, 14 December 2009

Children’s Christmas Story Competition

Ben receiving his illustrated story

Erskine Writers had the pleasure of adjudicating a local primary school Christmas story competition over the last few weeks.

One finalist was chosen from each of four schools and an overall winner from the finalists. It was a very difficult choice, with some entries only having one or two marks between them.

As part of the prize, the four finalists were driven by limo to the Erskine Christmas celebrations on Saturday, 5th December, where they each were presented with a voucher from a local business. A few of our members managed to be there to see the children arrive.

The overall winner, Ben Herrington, switched on the Christmas tree lights. He was also presented with a beautifully illustrated copy of his story by our very own illustrator and member of EW, Mandy Sinclair.

Ben read his winning story, ‘The Elf who Shouldn’t have Left’, to the gathered crowd. It was a cold, rainy day but all four children looked delighted to be a VIP for the afternoon.

Illustrated winning story

1 comment:

Citizen Smith said...

Well done to Ben! Will we see the story and Mandy's illustration on the blog at some point?