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It is our great pleasure to announce the finalists for the 2021 Northern Beaches Young Writers' Competition.

Twenty-four finalists were selected from 535 wonderful entries by our judges and all will be published in an eBook.

Finalists

Category 1, Kindergarten to Year 2

  • Araminta Green from St Luke's Grammar School, Year 1
  • Ashley Smith from Our Lady of Good Counsel, Year 1
  • Byron Clark from Avalon Public School, Year 2
  • Lila Lochrin from St Martin's Primary School, Kindergarten

Category 2, Year 3 and 4

  • Eva Vasilangos from Brookvale Public School, Year 3
  • Freddie Green from St Luke's Grammar School, Year 4
  • Jennifer Delohery from Mona Vale Public School, Year 4
  • Mackenzie Couchman from Bilgola Plateau Public School, Year 3

Category 3, Year 5 and 6

  • Alice Surace from St Luke's Grammar School, Year 6
  • Anouk Hayes Black from Curl Curl North Public School, Year 5
  • Marlon Watts from Bilgola Plateau Public School, Year 5
  • Sarah Hogg from St Luke's Grammar School, Year 6

Category 4, Year 7 and 8

  • Chloe Pillinger from Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 8
  • Lexie McCoy from Pittwater High School, Year 8
  • Lillian Hamilton from NBSC Manly Campus , Year 8
  • Zarina Nestel from NBSC Manly Campus, Year 7

Category 5, Year 9 and 10

  • Caroline Halse from NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus , Year 9
  • Jeremy Lee from Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 9
  • Ophelia Shapter from NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, Year 9
  • Vishi Kalra from The Forest High School, Year 9

Category 6, Year 11 and 12

  • Ally Simpson from NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, Year 12
  • Angelina Khun from Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11
  • Emily Pearse from Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11
  • Phoebe O'Brien from Stella Maris College, Year 12

Congratulations to our finalists. 

The winners, runners-up and highly commended results will be published on our website on Wednesday 4 August as well as in the published eBook.

Young Writers' Competition 2020

View a list of the finalists and read the winning stories published in the eBook, 'Splash'.

Young Writers' Competition 2019

View a list of the finalists and read the winning stories published in the eBook, 'Wild'.

Young Writers' Competition 2018

View a list of the finalists and read the winning stories published in the eBook, 'Tiny Door'.