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December–January winners 2023 – young writers

In our December to January competition, we asked for stories featuring a snowman.

A snowman

Congratulations to the winners of our December–January competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt.

Young writers (12–18) winner

Callie Johnstone, age 13

Snow falls over the frozen lake. Below the surface a woman with gills presses her face to the surface. She views the fields of blobs that land dwellers make as worship to a snowy god. Floating to the bottom of the lake she mourns the snow that she can’t praise.

Young writers (5–11) winner

Arthur Davis, age 11

The F.D.N.O were a group called the Flying Dino Nuggets Organisation. Their goal was to stop Mark the snowman from turning the world into ice. They were close to him when a black hole swallowed them and Mark. But Mark turned the black hole into ice and trapped them all.