Sunday, July 12, 2009

Marika Riikonen wins Tähtivaeltaja competition

The winner of the second Tähtivaeltaja short story competition is Marika Riikonen from Tampere for her story Terveisiä älylliseltä elämältä, a story set on an alien planet, about curiosity, responsibility and growth. The jury commended the cultural description, dramatic consistency and the touching ending.

The top results are:

  1. Terveisiä älylliseltä elämältä, by Marika Riikonen
  2. Innamoramento, by Petri Laine
  3. Minne yksikään herrasmies ei ole ennen mennyt, by Terhi Tarkiainen
  4. Mummo kuoli saunan lauteille, by Harri Erkki
  5. Jos tähdet voisivat todistaa, by Mirka Ulanto

The competition theme was space science fiction. There were 63 entries in the competition, and the award was picked by a preliminary jury of researcher Irma Hirsjärvi and author Anne Leinonen, and a jury of editor Toni Jerrman, editor Jukka Halme, and author Tiina Raevaara.

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