RNIB’s Writing Competition: And the winners are...

Post date: 
Monday, 2 July 2018

The judges of our writing competition were delighted with the quality of entries submitted responding to this year’s theme ‘Connections’. We can now announce the winners in each category. 

Cheralea Rogan

You can download all the winning entries in full as a Word document or mp3. If you’d like a copy of these in another format, call Thom Harmsworth at Talk and Support on 020 7391 2243, or email [email protected].

 Prose category winners 

First place prose: Holding Centre 5 by Cheralea Rogan

Patrick Gale said: ‘Cheralea’s story was startlingly original and darkly funny. Using very clear language, it drew the listener in, bewildered them, surprised them, then left them with a nasty chill. No mean feat in under two pages!’ 

Second pla​ce prose: New Connections by Rachel Marsh

Red Széll said: "A story that takes both its protagonist and the reader on an unexpected journey from analogue to digital. Like all good stories it reflected both the ups and downs of life and kept its impact on reading."

Third place prose: Connections by Charlotte Lilley 

Patrick Gale said: "I liked the way Charlotte’s story begins with what might for some sound like the end – a terminal cancer diagnosis – then takes its hero on an unexpected journey of self-discovery."