Enter the Nan Manefield YWA

Entries are now open for the 2021 Nan Manefield Young Writer's Award.

Click here to submit online entries.

Entries close 5pm Friday 23 April, 2021 and the winners are announced during Library and Information Week, 15-21 May, 2021.


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

Young people, aged between 11 and 18 years, who are a resident of the Sydney NSW metropolitan area, can 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.

For further information please contact the Children's Librarians: kidzone@northsydney.nsw.gov.au