We are pleased to announce the winners of The Writers’ Block Creative Writing Competition 2020.


This year’s competition was on the theme of ‘Change’ and we loved the variety of styles and interpretations that were sent our way. We would like to thank everyone who entered, and congratulate our winners. You may all read the winning pieces here on our website. Those in first place will have their stories read aloud by The Story Republic performer Jo Lumber on Source FM radio, and we have included these recordings alongside their written pieces. Follow the links below to have a read and listen.

And the winners are…


18+ short story category

1st place – Friends by Hedva Anbar

2nd place – The Exercise Police by Jerry Bignell

18+ poetry category

1st place – Tadpole by Tessa Nicholson

2nd place – The Season of Change by Karen Waldron

runner up – Fortifications by Katherine Goda

runner up – Wabi Sabi by Amanda Addisson

12-17 years category

1st place – Time Flies by Alexandra Vevyan

2nd place – The Ship by Willow Lane

3rd place – Stardust by Filippo Rossi

8-11 years category

1st place – Jaffa’s Rainforest by Ellie Ross-Macdonald

2nd place – Were Once by Maia Kimpton

runner up – Scruff Always Barks by Nathan Davey

runner up – The Change of a Lifetime by Mohamed Yahie


Well done all, and keep writing!