2020 NFFD Youth Competition – Winners announced!

Winners for the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day competition have been announced!

Congratulations and thank you to all placing, short-listed, and long-listed writers for making this competition!


1st place:

Exhaust – Minha Choi (age 17; South Korea)

2nd place:

Fish Hook Scars – Derrin Smith (age 16; Rangiora, New Zealand)

3rd place:

The Ballad of Light – Natalie Wang (age 17; Texas, United States)
Dragon Rider – Denika Mead (age 16; Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

Highly commended:

Do you remember? – Phoebe Robertson (age 18; Wellington, New Zealand)
These are my leaves – Samuel Turner-O’Keeffe (age 18; Auckland, New Zealand)

Commended:

The Beans – Cadence Chung (age 16; Wellington, New Zealand)
On One Particular MRT Ride – Thee Sim Ling (age 13; Singapore)
Sugar High – Amanda Kay (age 15; California, United States)

Short list:

The Crazy Chemist – Izzy Harrison (age 09; Auckland, New Zealand)
Fairy Lights – Sophia Zhang (age 14; Chicago, United States)
Grey – Jorja Coyote Rosser (age 17; New Plymouth, New Zealand)
Islands – Eva de Jong (age 18; Wellington, New Zealand)
Narcissus – Stella Li (age 16; New Jersey, United States)
Puppeteer Awash in Salt – Penelope Duran (age 17; Frankfurt, Germany)
The Taniwha – Lucy Kennedy (age 12; Auckland, New Zealand)
Tea for Two – Hannah Wilson (age 16; Wellington, New Zealand)
Trek – Yejin Suh (age 17; New Jersey, United States)

Long list:

Backwaters and back yards – Nadezhda Macey (age 17; Wellington, New Zealand)
Blood Money – Amelia Kirkness (age 16; Christchurch, New Zealand)
Chicken Eye – Oli Kirke (age 13; Timaru, New Zealand)
The Choice – Sarah-Kate Simons (age 14; Southbridge, New Zealand)
Dear Mimi Murphy – Micaiah Veer (age 12; Christchurch, New Zealand)
Demons in Mysticalandia – Aanvika Santhanam (age 07; Auckland, New Zealand)
The Drawing – Lucy Kennedy (age 12; Auckland, New Zealand)
Dream of Red Shutters – Nadezhda Macey (age 17; Wellington, New Zealand)
Grandad’s Jazz – Chloe Morrison-Clarke (age 13; Christchurch, New Zealand)
His Map – Kate Atkinson (age 18; New Plymouth, New Zealand)
In Sand, in Stone, in Light – Annabella T. (age 15; Wellington, New Zealand)
Kitso and the Dragon – Denika Mead (age 16; Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
The Language Misfits – Oli Kirke (age 13; Timaru, New Zealand)
Malfunction – Reuben Veenstra (age 12; Christchurch, New Zealand)
The Mirror – Micah Bradburn (age 13; Dunedin, New Zealand)
Octoboy – Sheryl Lai (age 10; Auckland, New Zealand)
Pillow Fortress – Penelope Duran (age 17; Frankfurt, Germany)
Potatoes – Cindy Xiong (age 15; Christchurch, New Zealand)
Rebirth – Zachary Duff (age 15; Dunedin, New Zealand)
Stalactite – Naomi Dana (age 14; Christchurch, New Zealand)
A Thing of Beauty Means Joy Forever – Annabella T. (age 15; Wellington, New Zealand)
Woodland Things – Amelia Kirkness (age 16; Christchurch, New Zealand)

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