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Short story contest winners

We're pleased to announce the winners of our Term Two short story competition. Their winning stories have been published in WRAP's latest anthology.

A young man sitting in a relaxed position outdoors, leaning over a notebook and writing. He is wearing a red hoodie and green jeans. A laptop and coffee cup are beside him on the grass.

A panel of judges handpicked the stories from more than 40 entries to our competition back in March. Inspired by Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s debut novel The 392, the competition challenged students and staff to write a 250-word story on the theme of a bus ride.

The judging panel, featuring Becky Cullen, Andy Taylor and Rebecca Butler from NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies and Nadia Saleem, a WRAP student ambassador, commented on how impressed they were by the quality and creativity of the submissions received.

Eight writers in particular stood out, demonstrating their prowess with prose and winning a £25 book voucher as well as the chance to see their work published. Congratulations to our winners!

Student winners

Nicole Chapman, BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science — 'Forgotten'
Justyna Cuglewska, BA (Hons) Marketing — 'Easyrider'
Lucy Grace, MA Creative Writing — 'Let The Waters Under The Sky Be Gathered To One Place'
Tara Lepore, BSc (Hons) Psychology — 'Untitled'

Staff winners

Lucy Campion, Marketing Associate, Culture — 'A Lie in Plain View'
Chardelle Farrell, Employer Engagement Team Coordinator, Employability — 'Stand'
Helen McElroy, Programmes Coordinator, Nottingham Business School — 'In the Beginning'
Allyn Richardson, Subject Administrator, School of Arts and Humanities — 'Trig Takeover'

Read Anthology 2021: Easyrider online.