Winning stories for the 2017 Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition have been announced:
- WINNER: “Acceptable Loss“, Przemysław Zańko
- Runner-up: “From the Ruins of Beijing“, Andrew Neil Gray
- WINNER: “A Future with Fortran“, Lily Turaski
“Quantum Shorts is an annual competition for creative work inspired by quantum physics.” It is presented by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore in partnership with Scientific American and Nature. Shortlisted stories win $100, a one-year digital subscription to Scientific American, and a certificate. Winners and runners-up receive an engraved trophy and original digital artwork to illustrate their story. Additionally, the winner in the open category receives $1,500 and the runner-up receives $1,000. In the youth category (for writers aged 13-18), the winner receives $500 and the runner-up receives $100. The winner of the people’s choice award receives $500.
Judges for the open category included Artur Ekert, Brian Greene, Tania Hershman, Colin Sullivan, and JY Yang. Judges for the youth category included Mark Alpert, Greg Dick, Otto Fong, Clara Moskowitz, Chad Orzel, and Vlatko Vedral.
For more information, see the Quantum Shorts website.