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It is our great pleasure to announce the finalists of the 2018 Northern Beaches Young Writers’ Competition.

Twenty four finalists from 580 wonderful entries received awards:

 

Category 1: Kindergarten - Year 2

Winner: The Minpin's Door by Melody Paletto, Manly Village Public School, Year 2

Runner up: Lilly and Liam's Adventure by Caitlin Wood, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School, Year 2

Highly Commended: Pimble Plot and the Invisible Hat by Coco Mannall, Mona Vale Public School, Year 2

Highly Commended: Follow the lizard by Valentina Drury, Belrose Public School, Kindergarten

 

Category 2: Year 3 - 4

Winner: The Sick Dragon by Dexter Carr, Harbord Public School, Year 4

Runner up: Diary of a Forgotton Kid by Daria Coleman, Manly Village Public School, Year 3

Highly Commended: Stage Fright by Alice Surace, St Luke's Grammar School, Year 3

Highly Commended: Same Old Saturdays...? by Leah Worrell, Terry Hills Public School, Year 4

 

Category 3: Year 5 - 6

Winner: Forest Friends by Talia StClare, Collaroy Plateau Public School, Year 5

Runner up: The Haunted House by Madeleine Wise-Mann, Yanginancook School, Year 6

Highly Commended: Lost in Wonder by Stella Julius, Avalon Public School. Year 6

Highly Commended: Being Different by Jessica Hamill, St Kieran's Catholic Primary School, Year 6

 

Category 4: Year 7 - 8

Winner: Breathe by Selby Mumford, St Luke's Grammar School, Year 8

Runner up: Escape by Nikola Puhl, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 7

Highly Commended: Sober by Rommi Cleaves, Oxford Grammar School, Year 7

Highly Commended: Under Her Skin by Thea McKnight, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 8

 

Category 5: Year 9 - 10

Winner: White Cliffs by Ash Wattle, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 10

Runner up: Love is a Big Word by Ally Simpson, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus, Year 9

Highly Commended: The Epilogue to Everything by Amy Jones, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 9

Highly Commended: The Creature by Josh Croxford, Oxford Falls Grammar School in Year 9

 

Category 6: Year 11 - 12

Winner: Strong by Harry Peters, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11

Runner up: At Every Age by Moe Iwasawa, NBSC Manly Campus, Year 11

Highly Commended: A Brush with Death by Connor Grieg, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11

Highly Commended: Tiny Door by Zac Haley, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11

 

Please congratulate this year's finalists.

The Northern Beaches Young Writers’ Competition has been running for nearly ten years.  Last year’s theme word was ‘upside down’ and over 400 entries were received.  The stories were of a very high standard, as can be seen from the Upside Down eBook published and now held in the Library’s collection.

Meet our 2018 judges: