TCN and Fraser are very pleased to announce the Winners of our first ever Short Story Competition: When Life is Your Short Story.
We received many fantastic stories of romance, drama and comedy, as well as touching personal accounts, from a huge range of nationalities. Every entry brought alive life on board with brilliant insight.
Choosing the winners was a tough decision for the judging panel, which included Director of the MBA Program at the International University of Monaco Marika Taishoff and Director of Marketing & Business Development at Fraser Mark Duncan, plus key team members of TCN.
We are proud to announce the winner as Captain Stephen Wilkins, for his story ‘Wave Splashes to Ashes’. A Captain specialised in high latitude and polar regions, as well as an Ice pilot, engineer, expedition leader and maritime lecturer, Stephen impressed the judges with his tale of a chance encounter and an extraordinary story shared with him at a French marina.
In second place, Captain, Build Captain and Project Manager Captain Stephen Crosthwaite, for ‘Birthday Cake’. The judges enjoyed this highly amusing account of an unfortunate misstep, an angry yacht chef and a group of entertained guests.
Third place goes to Georgia Rex, Lead Stewardess on a 100m+ private yacht, for ‘Dear Diary‘, for her upbeat entry of working on board in the pacific and enjoying the opportunity to explore this unique destination.
A Special Mention also goes to Andrew Kelly for ‘Always A Horizon‘, a touching romance.
To find out more about the winners, read what the judges thought and see the prizes, click below.