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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.

Best of the best: Dexter Smith, Editor of The Royal Gazette, far left, and Kristen Scott Ndiaye, RG Magazine Content Manager, far right,welcome the winners of the 2018 Dr Stanley Ratteray Memorial Christmas Short Story Contest. The winners, from second left, are Cullen O'Hara, third in the Adult category, Roxy Crockwell-Laurent, third in the 13 and under category, Sierra Brangman, second in the 18 and under category, Asher Mello, 13 and under winner, Richard Voaden, Adult winner, Brianna Mawer, 18 and under winner, Alexander Winfield, Adult second, and Ava Gibson, 13 and under second. Missing was Kristy Sanchez, 18 and under third, who is abroad (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 19, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 21, 2018 at 8:24 am)

Winning Christmas short stories published today

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