Nan Manefield YWA

The Nan Manefield Young Writers Award is a writing prize overseen by Stanton Library and North Sydney Council.

Young people, aged between 11 and 18 years, are invited to submit either a poem or short story of up to 750 words.

The competition is judged in five age categories by a panel of professional authors and has prizes totalling over $2,000.


The Award opens Monday 10 February, 2020 and entries close 5pm Friday 1 May, 2020.

Online entries can be submitted here. 

Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19 postal entries are no longer accepted.

The Awards will be announced online here at 7pm Thursday 28 May, 2020


For further information please contact the Children's Librarians: