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Anniversary story-writing competition

Adder Stone and Ness Point ArtworkAdder Stone and Ness Point Artwork

Our 60th anniversary story-writing competition attracted entries from 14 primary schools and over 300 children in the National Park. 

Stories (no longer than 500 words) had to be inspired by weird and unusual place names taken from the map of the North York Moors. 

Prizes were awarded to winners in each of the four year groups, and all twelve winners received a map, a compass and book tokens. We are grateful to the New Lyke Wake Club for sponsoring the book tokens for the first prize winners.   

The prize for overall winner was split between two children, both of whom wrote stories which were outstanding for their ages. These two children each won a framed picture illustrating a scene from their story, painted by professional artist Julie McLinden. Local children’s author Theresa Tomlinson also visited the schools of the two overall winners to talk about what it is like to be a professional writer and answer children’s questions.

So, take a few minutes to read these two fantastic stories and disappear into a world of dragons, monsters, magic and amazing happenings in the North York Moors!