Dying Matters creative writing competition
While There’s Still Time: Writing about putting things right
Results announced: read the successful stories
We are delighted to announce the results of our writing competition While There's Still Time: writing about putting things right.
In all, the competition received over 500 entries on a wide range of themes. Roger Kirkpatrick, who led the panel of judges, said: "The members of the panel were very moved by the winning and highly commended pieces, and delighted at the overall high standard of entries received."
The winning and highly commended entries will be published on the Dying Matters website over the coming weeks. You can read the first, second and third prize winners via the links below.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition and shared their wonderful writing with us.
First prize: "Come Out to Play - Jamie's Story", by Lynne Dale
Second prize: "Roots", by Erinn Geraghty
Third prize: "Believe the broken heart can heal the wound", by Nikki McMurray
"Still Time", by Jocelyn Watson
"Never Again", by Caroline Mawer
"Saying Goodbye", by Lisa Baxter
"A Final Journey", by Rick Taylor
"A Long Day Talking", by Mary Rose McCarthy
"Courage", by Nancy L
"My Two Boys", by Emily Liao
"Lizzy's Wish List", by Angela Petch
"Before. After", by Michelle Brown
"One Last Thing", by Fiona Hutchings
Further successful entries will be made public on receipt of authors’ permissions.