Exmoor Dark Skies Story-writing Competition for Children 2019 - The Results

We asked for an exciting story inspired by Exmoor’s dark night skies – the judges were looking for imagination, good use of language and "Exmooriness!"

1st & Overall School Prize - Ella, 8 years, Dunster First School Yr4

2nd prize – Maya, 9 years, Bampton School

3rd prize – Gabriel, Dunster First School Yr4

The 1st/overall winner’s School prize was for one astronomy and space workshop by Jo Richardson of Space Detectives ( The winning children were each awarded a certificate and dark skies goodie bag.

You can read the winning entries by clicking on the PDFs on the left hand side of this page (below).