Congratulations to the finalists of the Northern Beaches Young Writers' Competition 2020. 


All winning stories have been published in an eBook entitled Splash, which you can access here

Category 1: Kindergarten to Year 2

Winner: Wolf Moon by Matisse Hayes Black, Curl Curl North Public School, Year 2

Runner Up: The African Elephant by Summa Harrison, Avalon Public School, Year 2

Highly Commended: The Shadow by Indigo Thomas, Harbord Public School, Year 1

Highly Commended: The Magic Knife by Anoushka Dymock, German International School, Year 2

Category 2: Year 3 to 4

Winner: A Splash of Colour by Keira Clewett, St Lukes Grammar, Year 3. Read our interview with Keira here

Runner Up: A Little Bit of Hope by Xavier Astill, St John the Baptist Freshwater, Year 4

Highly Commended: The Sandcastle by Caitlin Wood, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Year 4

Highly Commended: The Circle of Splash by Jasmine Evans, Yanginanook, Year 4

Category 3: Year 5 to 6

Winner: Uncle Buster's Barbecue Sauce by Alice Surace, St Lukes Grammar, Year 5

Runner Up: A Splash of Crimson Red by Bailey Newton, Kambora Public School, Year 6

Highly Commended: Indoor Oasis by Jayden Ying, Forestville Public School, Year 5

Highly Commended: Splashing through Time by Camille Fontana, Killarney Heights Public School, Year 5

Category 4: Year 7 to 8

Winner: Aspirations by Samuel Ollerhead, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 8

Runner Up: A Future Flooded by Mia Pettitt, Pittwater High School, Year 7

Highly Commended: The Blockhouse People by Hannah Grant, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 7

Highly Commended: Oddity by Finn Webster, Pittwater High School, Year 8

Category 5: Year 9 to 10

Winner: Anura by Gabi Russell, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 10

Runner Up: The Fate of Clover Sanderson and the City of Reigh by Charlotte Bristow, Covenant Christian, Year 9

Highly Commended: The Little Fishing Boat by Amy O'Brien, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 10

Highly Commended: We Will Fly by Ruby Mascarenhas, Mackellar Girls Campus, Year 9

Category 6: Year 11 to 12

Winner: The Pavlova by Phoebe O'Brien, Stella Maris, Year 11. Read our interview with Phoebe here

Runner Up: Asa & Owen by Ally Simpson, Mackellar Girls Campus, Year 11

Highly Commended: The Final Chime by Tess Lanham, Pittwater High School, Year 11

Highly Commended: Sewol Sarcophagus by Kayleigh Greig, Oxford Falls Grammar School, Year 11

Please congratulate all of our finalists.

You can also watch the presentation night on our YouTube channel.