The excited schoolboy scoops the top prize of £1,500 for his school, Comley Park Primary School in Falkirk, Scotland. His story is written in the style of a crime report. In it a little girl named Ella wrote to inspector Elfson to report a mysterious ‘intruder’ on Christmas Eve. Judge and best-selling author Sam Hay said: “Edwin’s story was a really fun, original idea and I absolutely loved it. He took the traditional theme of Father Christmas and flipped it on its head to create a really engaging and funny read.”
The winner of the age seven to nine category is Phoebe Hall who wrote a poem about Santa being too sick to work on Christmas Eve. For her efforts she has won £250 for her school, Ropley C of E Primary School in Hampshire. Sam felt it was a really creative idea and brilliantly thought out, because what on earth would happen if Father Christmas got sick?
The winner of the age four to six category is Tom O’Kane of St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy in Bristol. Tom also won £250 for his school with his story about Santa getting too fat to fit in his suit and being mistaken for a burglar!
We had more entries this year than ever before and we have all loved reading through the stories and poems that were submitted. We want to say a huge congratulations to everyone that entered.
We have created an e-book from the top 50 entries, which you can download for free here.
AGE 10-11 WINNER: EDWIN WALKER
AGE 7-9 WINNER: PHOEBE HALL
AGE 4-6 WINNER: TOM O’KANE