20 Apr, 2018
10 : 00
YCIS Beijing is proud to announce that three of our students have been awarded prizes in this year’s Little Star Short Story Competition!
Entrants were asked to submit stories of no more than 2,000 words on the theme of “A Lesson” for the second year running.
Our warmest congratulations go to Hayley Graham, aged 10, who was awarded First Prize for her story “A Golden Lesson”, and Li Sze Yu Tracy, aged 12, who was awarded Third Prize for “Sincerely, Dragon Boy”. Congratulations also to Sae Maekawa, aged 9, whose story “My Lesson” won a Complimentary Prize in the 9-Years-and-Under age category.
Ms Foster, YCIS Beijing Year 2 teacher, was one of the judges in the competition this year.
“A Lesson was an excellent theme” she said. “It sparked some really interesting and different ideas in our young writers. I was amazed by the diversity of the stories and the quality of the writing. Some were so well written that I really couldn’t tell if they were fact or fiction!”
On Sunday, winning students attended an award ceremony hosted by Claire McFall – award winning author of “Ferryman”. Our lucky students were able to meet Claire in person, discuss their stories and pick up some valuable tips on creative writing.
Well done again to our YCIS Beijing prize winners. We look forward to seeing next year’s entries!