My story The Unvarnished Truth came top in Round 1, whilst my story Curtains has come top in Round 2.
What both these stories have in common is that they are humorous - at least they're supposed to be, and apparently the judges think so, too.
I did however read somewhere that during times of economic crises people prefer to read uplifting or light pieces of writing rather than doom-and-gloom or dark pieces. So perhaps I was right to concentrate on humour this year!
Anyhow, Round 3's been submitted. Let's see how it fares.