NHSG - GDST Creative Writing Competition success for Talulah

GDST Creative Writing Competition success for Talulah

April 4, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Talulah, Year 7, has won the Year 7, 8 and 9 category of the GDST Creative Writing Competition for her entry ‘The Village of Kindness’.

This year, the theme for the GDST Creative Writing Prize was ‘Kindness’. The entries were judged by Ewa Jozefkowicz, an alumna of Notting and Ealing High School.

Ewa Jozefkowicz was a student at Notting Hill and Ealing High School (Class of 2005). She always loved writing and is now a children’s author. Her debut novel, The Mystery of the Colour Thief, published by Zephyr (Bloomsbury), was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She has since written five other mystery books for middle-grade readers. Her new series for early readers, The Woodland Explorers Club, is launching in May 2024.

The judge said, about Talulah’s entry, “A treasure of a story. Dystopian yet hopeful. It made me so sad to think that our memories could be replaced by The Cloud or AI, but it’s a topic that you handled brilliantly. The emotion was palpable and the characters so vividly drawn. I was truly impressed!” Congratulations Talulah.

You can read Talulah’s winning story here.