Young writers award
Young writers award
Nan Manefield Young Writers Award
Young Writers Award entries are now open!

The Nan Manefield Young Writers’ Award (Ages 11-18)

2022 marks 33 years of Stanton Library and North Sydney Council celebrating the writing talent of young people in our community with an annual Young Writer’s Award.

Young people 11 to 18 years are invited to submit either one poem or one short story, not exceeding 750 words to The Nan Manefield Young Writers’ Award.


Entries have now closed for the 2022 award.


YWA Entries 2022

Submit your entry to the 2022 Young Writers Award

Nan Manefield YWA 2021 Winners

Nan Manefield YWA 2021: Winners and winning entries.

Meet the Judges 2022

Meet the judges of the Nan Manefield YWA 2022