Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2018: Shortlist announced

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We were overwhelmed by the great response to the Lionel Bowen Young Writers' Award this year and delighted to receive 241 entries across the eight categories, all of an outstanding calibre. It was an immense pleasure to read all the high-quality submissions that showcase how many talented and creative young writers there are in and around Randwick City.

The Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Awards is held by Randwick City Library in conjunction with the University of NSW and Juvenilia Press. Our judges have been working tirelessly and are pleased to announce this year's shortlist.

The shortlist for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Awards 2018 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

When will we find out the winners?

The shortlist has been reviewed by an expert judge at UNSW who has decided first, second, third place winner in each category. The judge was also able to award Highly Commended in each category at their discretion.

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 5 December 2018.

What happens next?

Those who have been shortlisted will receive their official invitation to the prize-giving ceremony 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 2018. We would like to congratulate everyone on producing amazing written work!

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