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2018 Youth Literary Competition

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Results of the NORMAN McVICKER YOUTH LITERARY AWARD 2017

NORMAN McVICKER YOUTH LITERARY AWARD 2017

Mudgee Valley Writers FAW

POETRY

58 entries

1st   Precious Recollections   Brittany Doolan   NSW

2nd   Song of the Drover   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

3rd   The Wolf   Kaitlan Buckingham   NSW

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ballad of the Drover   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

A Pot from Damascus   Freya Cox TAS

Just   Abby Strangward   VIC

It Will Be Okay   Freya Cox   TAS

The Drover’s Lament   Rachel Goodwin   NSW

COMMENDED

A Confined Freedom   Yehezq‘El Schuster   QLD

Journey to Australia   Holly Kennedy   NSW

A Letter to Death   Aiah Al-Saig   QLD

 

PROSE

107 entries

1st   Letter to my Widow   Erinn Branagh   NSW

2nd   Send Me Home, My Friends!   Freya Cox   TAS

3rd   One Night in New Orleans   Lilian Cao   NSW

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Amadee’s Symphony   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Hope In A Woman’s World  Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Ralphie   Daisy Andrews   NSW  

Nana Was a Stolen Girl   Daisy Andrews   NSW

Jump   Maddison Hincks   NSW

A Beautiful Disaster   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

COMMENDED

Unspoken Words of Love   Brittany Doolan   NSW

The Midnight Library   Ines Simec   NSW

Hair-ribbon-blue Sky   Freya Cox   TAS

Made With Love   Natan‘El Schuster   QLD

Home  Bailey Schultz   NSW

Eucalyptus   Ruby Adams   NSW

The Story of Jack Burns Isabella Baker   NSW

Judges' Comments


2016 Youth Literary Award

The Norman McVicker Award

Entry close: 29 February 2016

Young people up to 22 years old, are invited to submit their original literary work such as stories and poems.

The scope of the work may contribute toward Australian literature or have Australiana contents i.e. all aspects about Australia, for example, life, aspirations, vision, current affairs, the bush, and so forth, but this is not a prerequisite.

The work of Henry Lawson and others may provide guidelines but not limited to the style. Invention of new style, creativity or breaking the old boundaries are also key aspects of the award.

Total Prize: $2200

Short story

1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Poetry

1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Highly Commended and Commended Certificates awarded.

Word and Line counts:

Short story: 2000 words max

Poetry: 100 lines max

Theme

Open

For more information, please click here to download the entry form and conditions of entry.

 

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