Congratulations to all of the young writers who entered in the 2021 Nan Manefield Young Writer's Award!
Due to social distancing guidelines, the 2021 Awards night was a smaller event with limited attendance.
Merit Certificates were posted to those who were awarded them and we hope these young writers will receive these encouragement awards with pride, and continue to write and enter this award in future years.
We were privileged to have the judges of each age category attend the awards night to speak about the entries they read and awarded. Thank you to these incredible authors and poets: Ursula Dubosarsky, Erin Gough, Tim Sinclair, Will Kostakis, and Ceridwen Dovey. You can read more about them here. (1MB)
Below are the Winners, Highly Commended [2nd] and Commended [3rd] in each age category. Links to the stories and poems are via each of the 5 winners names below.
The 2021 Nan Manefield Young Writer's Award winners