Congratulations to everyone who entered the Museum’s creative writing competition.

The competition judge, Steve Voake, has read all the entries and made his decision about the winner – although we know that you are really all winners when it comes to writing a good story!

The children were asked to submit their stories in their own handwriting but, because this does not reproduce well on the website, we have typed them out for easy reading.
All the short-listed stories are published below: you can read them, in the pdf files, by clicking on the links.

How did the miner lose his boot by Evelyn Boyd aged 11 years

How did the miner lose his boot by Lakita Clarke aged 9 years

How did the Miner lose his boot by Josie Minz aged 11 years

How the miner’s boot got to the Museum by Eva Merko aged 9 years

The Vampire Who Stole the Boot by Esther Butterworth aged 8 years

And the winner is:

Evelyn Boyd .

Evelyn’s hand written story, and the Miner’s Boot that inspired it, are now on display at the museum.


A note about the Judge.

Steve Voake is a successful children’s author from Midsomer Norton, Somerset whose books have been sold all over the world.  Before writing his first novel, The Dreamwalker’s Child, Steve was Headteacher of Kilmersdon Primary School.  He is now Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University .


Creative Writing Competition: the winner and the runners-up