Celebrating East African Writing!
The Storymoja Editorial Tag Team which includes Vaishnavi Rammohan author of The Incredible Adventures of Pisho Pencil has pored over your entries and have finally come to a decision. And here it is!
It was a close call between Touch and Almost Family. Both are winners because the authors picked strong triggers (nothing too veiled, but nothing too obvious either) and built up lovely settings and good characters. Both were well-written and stuck to the brief. In the end, Almost Family triumphed because it was a simple concept, clearly evident in the photo, well executed by the author. Good language and style made it more effective – top points for setting, for observation and choice of theme and great work on telling a story. Touch was also very nicely executed – the story was subtle and yet the theme of touch came out very clearly. There were many shades and moods explored in the story. Touch lost out because, when it came down to it, Almost Family was more memorable.
For that reason, we have decided to award both writers.
Jennie Marima, author of Almost Family, gets 2 Season Tickets.
Evey Guest, author of Touch, gets 1 Season Ticket.
Season Tickets offer entry to all four days of the Storymoja Hay Festival in September 19 – 22, 2013. For the winners of this contest it also includes entry to an exclusive writers’ workshop. [Follow @SMHayFest on Twitter and Storymoja Hay Festival on Facebook for weekly updates on the festival]
Jennie Marima and Evey Guest, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to claim your prizes. Congratulations!