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
- Ruth Durbach - The Ocean
- Rachel Kam - Coral bleaching
- Matilda Saunders - Nature
- Amali Roumanous - Conserving the Environment
- Priyanka Muthukattu - Conserve Our Environment
- Joshua Falato - The Sea Surrenders
Years 3 to 4 - Short Story
- Zoe Vella - Splash's Life
- Georgia Middleton - Alien Madness
- Melanie Kang - An Environmental Crisis
- Tanishkaa Ramesh - Emma's Marigold
- Akshar Reddy - Dangerous Currents
Years 5 to 6 - Poem
- Natalia Krawiec - Anything is Possible
- Flynn Elliott - A Cautionary Tale
- Lewis Georgallis - Conserve the World
- Celeste Martin-Bygrave - The Dream Life
- Patrick Kavanagh - Out The Back
- Joshua Samuel - The Seaside
- Elsa Ray Lane - Holding Paw, Leaf and Hand
Years 5 to 6 - Short Story
- Harley Rodgers - The Willow Tree
- Mika Singh - SOS
- Celeste Martin-Bygrave - Be the Change
- Elsa Ray Lane - Silhouettes and Shadows
- Julia Mitnovetski - Moving Away
- Abbie Maskell - How she changed the world
- Yaseen Khan - Running with seagulls
- Ruby Thomasyu - Three Perspectives
Years 7 to 9 - Poem
- Eleni Tsintominas - Unexpected
- Rebecca Marzol - The Transformation
- Emma Woo - The Yellow Leaves
- Eve Cogan - It Was a Gift
- Deborah Carissa Indrawan - The Crowns Domain
Years 7 to 9 - Short Story
- Jemivieve Saravanja - One Last Breath
- Kristina Mclean - Changing Times
- Kiara Weber - Count Me in
- Edwin Guo - A Wild Death
- Logan Ingle - The Maitland Storm
Years 10 to 12 - Poem
- Eileen Li - Dirt Seed
- Sarrah Khan - The Same Seasons
- Rudi Ahi - Empathise
- E DeLeon n- The Tree
Years 10 to 12 - Short Story
- Jason Cleary-Gorton - Something Bigger than You
- Makayla Back - An Environmental Story
- Elke Leamon - The Boy, the Girl and the Beach
- Jordan Collins - Six Years, Three Months and Eighty-Eight Days
- Daniel Hu - Conformity. Equality. Peace.
- Jock Ferguson - Untitled
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!Back to top