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The Seventh Annual Writing Sweatshop, held as part of the Festival of Arts, took place on Saturday 22 May 2010 in Bruton High Street. Thirteen adults and twenty-four young people from the three senior schools - King's Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and Sexey's School - participated. The judges were the writers Helena Drysdale, for the adult section, and Emma Craigie, for the schools participants.

The standard was very high, and the judges considered their verdicts with the greatest care and thought.

The winners are:

Adult Section

First Prize: Andrew Pickering Hoc est Corpus
Second Prize: Nicola McCrum Two Left Shoes in Paris
Third Prize: Tim Bates Fooled

Schools Section

First Prize: Camilla Barlow (Bruton School for Girls) Impact
Second Prize: Fiona Church (Bruton School for Girls) A Proper Goodbye
Joint Third Prize: Luke Jenkins (King's Bruton) Take the Bullet?
Joint Third Prize: Daniella Brownlow (Sexey's School) My Army Boy