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
1st Place: Scarlette Pearce- The world within our own
2nd Place: Isabel Crow- Free
Highly Commended: Sky McBain- 31st July
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.
Entries for the 2019 Moorabool Young Writers' Awards will open in March.