Category: 11-13
WINNER:Family by Eleanor Hetherington, 11, Wimbledon High School
RUNNERS-UP:The Waiting by Tabitha Dryhurst, 12, Jane Austen College Norwich
 Hula Hoop by Lucia Sammons, 12, The Bicester School
Category: 14-16
WINNER:Mooncakes by Megan Leung, 14, Newcastle High School for Girls
RUNNERS-UP:Under the Magnolia by Alice Quarterman, 15, Norwich High School
 Lucy by Mia Galanti, 14, The Green School For Girls
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"I’m all for any competition or initiative that encourages girls to use their voices and to tap in to their creativity. This is a fabulous opportunity for girls to express themselves and share their stories."

− Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE

"We are delighted to be running this writing competition once more to encourage girls to keep their creative juices flowing and explore topics which are so important to them. We're aiming to discover the next generation of brilliant journalists and novelists. Last year's entries were beautifully written, moving and inspiring - we're looking forward to lots more in that vein this year."

− Eleanor Mills, Editorial Director, The Sunday Times

"I think it’s critical that we encourage girls to write and let their voices be heard through their stories. They need to stand up and be seen and to be part of this world."

− Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE