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Cathedral story-writing competition winners
THE winners of Salisbury Cathedral’s creative writing competition If Walls Could Talk have been presented with their prizes.
The cathedral ran the competition in collaboration with multi-award winning children’s author Cornelia Funke and Orion Children’s Books.
Funke was inspired to write her latest work Ghost Knight by the cathedral, and those entering the contest were asked to set their stories in and around a real building and answer the questions If only walls could talk, what would they tell? And what would those stories say about us, about human nature?
The winning story in the 10 to 14 years old category was The Tale Rings On by Deborah Wood from Wilton; and in the over 19 years category the winner was Caroline Owen from Shaftesbury, with a story based on her Aunt’s house in Bristol. The runners up were Emilia Larkham and Catherine Ford. And Sophie Sibley from Amesbury was highly commended for her story Hurdles, inspired by St Thomas’s Church in Salisbury.
The winners received books to the value of £100 from Orion Children’s Books for themselves and books to the value of £150 for their nominated school. Their stories can be read on Salisbury Cathedral website at salisburycathedral.org.uk.
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