2019 Competition: Stories go to air!
The winning stories from this year's competition have been announced at an awards evening in RTÉ, chosen by judges Sinéad Crowley, Liz Nugent and Declan Meade from over 2000 entries, and will be broadcast weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.20pm. To listen click the story title link after it is broadcast.
Monday 16 September 2019: 1st Prize: Honey Days by Stephen O'Reilly read by Jane Brennan. You can also read it at the journal.ie
Tuesday 17 September 2019: 2nd Prize: Vena Amoris by Niall McArdle, read by Eamon Morrissey. Read it here
Wednesday 18 September 2019: 3rd Prize: The Boxer Rebellion by Liz Houchin, read by Janet Moran. Read it here
Thursday 19 September 2019: WonderHouse (Some Assembly Required), by Stephen Walsh, read by Peter Hanly
Friday 20 September 2019: News by Sheila Barrett, read by Ali White
Monday 23 September: Out the Pontoon Road by Edward Melvin, read by Emmet Kirwan
Tuesday 24 September: Filling in Blanks by Niamh Heery, read by Ruth McGill
Wednesday 25 September: The Planters by Mel O'Doherty, read by Gary Murphy
Thursday 26 September: Toby, Toby, Toby, by Deirdre Roycroft, read by Andrew Bennett
Friday 27 September: Salt, by Tríona Walsh, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
For more information on the winning stories, click here or thejournal.ie
Top three prizewinning stories 2017
You can listen back to last year's prizewinning stories below, and find out more about the winners here.
Monday 2 October: First prize: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark by Colin Walsh, read by Gary Murphy
Tuesday 3 October: Second prize: Stones That Might Be Diamonds by Barbara Leahy, read by Kathy Rose O’Brien
Wednesday 4 October: Third prize: Flashing Lights by Felipe Deakin, read by Kathy Rose O’Brien