Moorabool Young Writers’ Award

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Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 21:30


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Moorabool Shire
Moorabool VIC 3340

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Moorabool Shire Libraries
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Moorabool Shire Libraries


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Moorabool Shire Libraries and Moorabool Writers Craft wish to congratulate all the young people who entered our inaugural Moorabool Young Writers’ Awards 2018.

We had over 65 entries from individuals across the municipality. These awards aim to promote a love of writing in the Shire, and will recognise the finest young writers in the district.

Yrs Prep - 3

1st Place: Isaac Tyley- Miller- The Tale of Three Pussycats

2nd Place: Arnav Thorat- The Plane Crash

Highly Commended: Li Ling Suen- The Wondrous World of Pixies

Commended: Jackson Letcher- Oouucchh!!

Commended: Matilda Gillespie- The Red Monkey Jewel

Grade 4 -6

1st Place: Mikayla Horne- Tigress

2nd Place: Alisha Rizvi- The Box

Highly Commended: Jessica Hutchesson- The Crystal of Difference

Commended: Lilly Dannatt- The Box

Commended: Noah Nooman- The Box

Encouragement Award: Caspar Carey Grieve- Esco Ten- The Deamon Rises

Encouragement Award: Will Ferris- Frank's Story

Under 18yrs

1st Place: Scarlette Pearce- The world within our own

2nd Place: Isabel Crow- Free

Highly Commended: Sky McBain- 31st July

Young Writers Award Winners Pic            

Entries were judged by Bacchus Marsh’s own Allyse Near, author of Fairytales for Wilde Girls. Allyse’s debut novel won Best Horror and Best Young Adult Novel at the Aurealis Awards, and Honour Book of the Year at the CBCA Awards. She was also shortlisted for the Norma K Hemming and Inky Awards.



Allyse Near

Entries for the 2019 Moorabool Young Writers' Awards will open in March. 

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Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 - 10:20