Finally, the Best Short Story Contest is concluded. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this writing contest, and especially to Chika Unigwe, our sponsor and chief judge. We also appreciate the time and effort on the part of the editors on the NS team, as well as the writers who submitted stories, and those who read, commented and voted for their favorites.
Like already stated, only the stories in the editors shortlist + Polls were forwarded to Chika Unigwe to select her top 3 favorites. All entries were eligible for the public choice awards and the 2 winners are based entirely on the outcome of the star ratings on each story page. The winners in order from the top are as follows;
First Prize of $200 – Raymond Elenwoke with Eater.
Chika Unigwe says “The story sucks you right in from the very first paragraph, and it is impossible to stop reading until you have figured out what is going on. My absolute favorite.”
Runner up Prize of $100 – Olubunmi Adesuwa with One of Us
Runner up Prize of $50 – Idi Ace with Stained: Sheets and Porcelain
Public choice Award $25 – The Watchers by Joshua Segun-Lean
Public Choice Award $25 – The Lizard has grown Hairs by Olachi Nwaozuzu-Ekechukwu
All winners should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to collect their prizes. Thanks everyone!