Here at Oxford Writers' House, we were absolutely delighted with the quality of this year's Peregrine Prize submissions. We were blown away by our entrants’ talent for narrative, use of language and incredible imaginations. We are proud to announce the following winners:
Commendation for Excellence in Creative Writing 2018:
Rohan Chang Kar
Ihinosen Adrian Onobhayedo
Hatchling (8-11) Overall Winners 2018
Bhavani Ranasinghe for 'The Way to Valhalla'
Alex Diosi for 'The Darkness Dimension'
3rd Place: Dennis Zabolotnyy for 'The Adventures of King Cookie'
2nd Place: Saskia Weiss for 'Cloud City'
1st Place: Isabella Stevens for 'The Package of Empathy'
Nestling (12-15) Winners 2018
Flossie Bourne for 'Peril at Newton Arlosh'
Isabella Winnifrith for 'The Island'
3rd Place: Lily Gould for 'Hooks and Hangers'
2nd Place: Georgie Lewis for 'I Still Remember'
1st Place: Hebe Robertson for 'Utopia'
Fledgling (16-18) Winners 2018
Val Chembtseva for her story 'The Restless Realm of Sigmund Freud'
Sarah Dalton for her story 'Hope'
3rd Place: Georgia Paxton-Doggett for her story 'Birthing Partner'
2nd Place: Nicole Garcia-Hernandez for her story 'The Execution of Matteo'
1st Place and Oxford City Young Writer of the Year 2018: Louisa Rimmer for her story 'Memory Like Water'
We will be publishing a selection of the winning stories over the course of the year so stay tuned for some of the best new writing from Oxfordshire!