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The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

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The results!

Our judges have picked the best of the best entries to the Quantum Shorts competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction, and we've got prizes for six fantastic stories.

To see the full list of winners and to read what the judges had to say about the winning stories, go to our announcement page.

As a preview, we're thrilled to announce that first prize in the Open International category goes to “The Knight of Infinity”. This story also claims the People’s Choice award, with 46% of the vote in our public poll on the shortlist.

We hope you've enjoyed reading the Quantum Shorts stories as much as we have! We want to say a big thank you to all the writers who entered the competition. We received over 500 entries, which took inspiration from the quantum world in many weird and wonderful ways. We're hoping to do something special with the shortlisted stories and a few more of our favourites: stay subscribed to our newsletter for updates.

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By Bob Jacobs
August 18, 2013
3
When you're emitting particles so fast, surely one of yours is going to join up with one of...
By Carson Gardner
September 4, 2013
3.5
Einstein and Gödel are out on a long walk - and up to no good
By Charles W Patterson
November 4, 2013
2.666665
This is no ordinary father-and-son talk...
By Andrew J Lucas
August 14, 2013
4
There's more than one way to be entangled
By Michael Miller and Barry Levine
November 3, 2013
0
Their worlds are still connected, but not for long
By Jamie Bullen
October 29, 2013
3.69231
The CERN labs have seen a lot of strange events, but nothing like this...
By Alfred Reynolds
November 8, 2013
3
It's not your average holiday snap

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