Shortlist announced for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2016

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We were blown away with the calibre of entries for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2016! Entries this year raised the bar in innovation and imagination and are a direct reflection of the talent of school children in Randwick City.

The Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award is held by Randwick City Library in conjunction with the University of NSW and Juvenilia Press and allows local students to use writing as an outlet for their creativity, developing something new and exciting.

This year we were delighted to receive 472 entries across the eight categories - our judges have been working tirelessly and are pleased to announce this year's shortlist.

The shortlist for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2016 is:

Years 3 to 4 - Poem

Years 3 to 4 - Short Story

Years 5 to 6 - Poem

Years 5 to 6 - Short Story

Years 7 to 9 - Poem

Years 7 to 9 - Short Story

Years 10 to 12 - Poem

Years 10 to 12 - Short Story

What happens next?

The shortlist is currently being reviewed by an expert judge at UNSW who will decide first, second , third place winner in each category. The judge is also able to award Highly Commended in each category at their discretion.

When will we find out the winners?

The winners in all categories, including the School Prize (for the school that had the greatest number of entries) will be announced at our prize giving ceremony to be held at the John Niland Scientia Building at UNSW on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

Those who have been shortlisted will receive their official invitation in the next month.

Award winners will have the added thrill of seeing their work in print, when Juvenilia Press publishes a book containing all the winning entries.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Awards 2016. We would like to congratulate everyone on producing amazing written work!

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