It is with great pleasure that we announce the final results for the short story writing competition. Claiming that the process has been smooth would be an understatement as we have encountered a number of challenges, especially with regard to our voting process. We would therefore like to present our apology for the mishaps during the process and promise you that we will work hard to avoid a repetition of the same in subsequent competitions.
After the failure of our voting process, we resolved to use our judges’ tallies as the final scores. Quite a number of participants expressed their concern that restarting the voting process could present a challenge to them. As a result, we decided to do away with this stage of the competition and nullify all votes already cast. This was a learning curve for us and we appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the period.
Nevertheless, here are the results as presented by our three judges.
Congratulations to all.
We will announce the location, date and time for the award ceremony on Monday 16th July 2018 after our organizing committee finalizes on their tasks. As from now, we will start a new process of editing for publication. All the ten entries will be published in our upcoming anthology of short stories and as such will go through the required process of publication; that is, editing, proofreading, licensing and signing of publishing contracts. Entrants will receive communication about each of these stages via email or phone calls.
Once again, we would like to thank you for your participation in the short story writing competition. We hope that this competition will provide an avenue for the youth to realize their literary potential going forward.