The Anglian Learning Writing Prize Anthology 2021
Earlier this year we were delighted to announce the launch of ‘The Anglian Learning Writing Prize 2021’, an exciting creative opportunity for all of our pupils within our secondary schools. Work was submitted across these categories: creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and comic strip / cartoons. Following a fantastic response, the entries were judged anonymously by our Head Writing Judge, Freya Dean, a published author and literary editor.
Our overall winners of the writing categories have been offered a mentoring session with Freya. The winners are Thammaiah Calappa from Bottisham Village College, Isla Linsdell from Linton Village College, Essie Opie from The Netherhall School and Isobel Whitton from Sawston Village College.
All of the winning entries and shortlisted entries have been published in The Anglian Learning Writing Prize Anthology 2021 which is available in both a print and an online format. All shortlisted pupils have received their own personal copies of this publication along with a certificate.
Additionally, there was a special art category to design the cover of the anthology, which was anonymously judged by Karen Thomas, Community Manager, Kettle’s Yard. The winning design was created by Raphael Moreau of Sawston Village College. All runners-up have also had their work published inside the anthology.
Jonathan Culpin, CEO said: “A wonderful anthology has been produced which is a pleasure to read, and the artwork complements the creative writing beautifully.
“We are grateful to Morgan Sindall, Sawston, for supporting us on this project and to our judges for their time, expertise and guidance. Thank you to all pupils who participated in this prize – we were delighted by the quality of all work submitted and hope that the Anglian Learning Writing Prize is now set to become an annual feature.”
The online publication can be found here: https://writingprize.anglianlearning.org/
Photographs of our winners: Thammaiah Calappa with Jenny Rankine, Principal, Bottisham Village College; Isobel Whitton with Jonathan Russell, Principal, Sawston Village College; Essie Opie with Chris Tooley, Principal, The Netherhall School; Isla Linsdell, Linton Village College.
Photographs of some of our winners and pupils from all of our secondary schools whose entries were shortlisted: