2016 Lancaster Writing Awards

The Lancaster Writing Award for Criticism

1st - Ethan Turner Freeman, (Winstanley College), 'The presentation of religion in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'

2nd - James Wallace, (City of London School Queen Victoria Street), 'The Nightingale and its Song in Poetry'

3rd - Sohum Patel, (Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School), 'The history of all hitherto existing society in the history class struggles' - An exploration of the influence of Marxist in The Great Gatsby'

Highly Commended - Yasmin Azrarya, (Queen Elizabeth School),‘Characters in The Canterbury Tales are confined to traditional gender roles.’ To what extent is this true of the Wife of Bath

Highly Commended - Oliver Croker, (Bedford Modern School), 'How does a Marxist reading of the opening chapter of Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists facilitate our understanding of the writer’s concerns about workers’ complicity in their own ill treatment?'

The Lancaster Writing Award for Prose Fiction

1st - Hannah Graham, (The Rochester Grammar), 'The Low Flyer'

2nd - Laura Jeacocke, (Bedford Modern School), 'The Whale Road'

3rd - Freya Greystone, (Bristol Grammar School), 'The Creature'

Highly Commended - Ruth Savory, (Beford Modern School), 'An Open Door'

Highly Commended - Daniel Wu, (Sevenoaks School), 'On the corner of Soi 11'

The Lancaster Writing Award for Poetry

1st - Sophie Carroll, (Vision West Nottinghamshire College), 'Synonyms (III)'

2nd - Gazelle Mba, (Clifton College), 'Poem in which I am an American in Paris'

3rd - Cara Thompson, (Bilborough College), 'Cleopatra'

Highly Commended - Chloe Robinson, (Wyke College Hull), 'Humber Street'

Highly Commended - Gregory Walker, (The Ravensbourne School), 'The Wolf'