Winning Christmas short stories published today
The winners of the 2018 Dr Stanley Ratteray Memorial Christmas Short Story Contest were presented with their prizes at the offices of The Royal Gazette this week.
The Adult category was won by Richard Voaden for his tale of A Gust from the Past. Runner-up was Alexander Winfield, with Cullen O'Hara third.
In the 18 and under category, Brianna Mawer's Message In a Bottle nabbed the top prize. Sierra Brangman was second and Kristy Sanchez third.
And in the heavily populated 13 and under category, Asher Mello came out on top with A Pink Sand Christmas. Second was Ava Gibson and third was Roxy Crockwell-Laurent.
The short stories, including honourable mentions from each category, appear in The Royal Gazette today as part of the Christmas Greetings supplement.