To mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the company, Jarrold invited writers to submit a story inspired by Jarrold. We were delighted to receive over 200 submissions and have thoroughly enjoyed reading them.
The winners were announced on Radio Norfolk from 10.30am on 3 November and featured readings from the winning entries.
The winners are:
1‘Playful in Jarrold’ by Sue Garratt. We thought it was brave and innovative to use poetry to tell the story; and the poem was well written.
2 ’Something About Jarrold’ by Abi Armstrong. This was a heartfelt and sincere piece.
Under 12. ‘
1 Portal’ by Lara Holland. We thought this was imaginative and we were impressed by the the writing skills including the use of dialogue.
2 ‘Toys on the Loose’ by Catherine Scott. This story has a fun, conversational, tone and lovely ending.
3 ’The Shop Window’ by Amy Wiggin. A nicely written story touching on an important part of Jarrold’s history.
13 – 17.
1 ‘Jarrolds Story’ by Larissa Burns. This, we felt, had real tension and good descriptive writing.
2 ‘Waiting’ by Rowena Keys. A story with a real emotion and a strong narrative.
3 ‘Jarrold’ by Lucy Matthes. This is a touching piece from a very personal viewpoint.
18 and over.
1 ‘A Very Suitable Name’ by A. M. Maxwell is a clever blend of historical fact and inventive, amusing, fiction.
2 ‘Lifetime Guarantee’ by Jill Waters is a genuinely moving story and a good narrative.
3 ‘The Move’ by Amanda Williams. An insightful story with a positive message.
We were also delighted that several of our favourite published authors – Elly Griffiths, Pete Goodrum, Rachel Hore, D J Taylor, Cressida McLaughlin, Henry Sutton and Elizabeth Haynes have written their own short stories and memoirs inspired by Jarrold.
To read the winners, shortlisted stories and the author stories click here