From a total of 220 entries, judge Sarah Franklin has selected three winners. We had hoped, of course, to celebrate these and the other shortlisted stories with an awards event at this year's festival but it was not to be. However, we are delighted to bring the stories to this platform and hope that you enjoy them as much as we have.

Read all three stories here: the winner is Ice Cream Sunday by Jupiter Jones, second place is Bird, Man, Dog by Sean Baker and third place is Dirty Boy by James Hancock.

Thanks so much to all of you who submitted stories, to the readers who whittled the shortlist to 10, to for sponsorship, and to Sarah for judging.