Winning Entries 2016

Young Writers' Awards winners

The 2016 Young Writers’ Awards saw entries received from talented writers in Year 10 across Victoria and the boarder of NSW. All entries received were de-identified and then divided amongst fourteen distinguished La Trobe University alumni who judged the Awards. These judges have careers as published authors, educators or have led long and distinguished careers in education.

The judges were impressed by the quality of the entries and wish to congratulate all students and encourage them to continue writing.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

Their entries can be read in full in the Young Writers' Awards Anthology 2016 [PDF 368KB].

First Prize

Brynnie Rafe, winner of the Young Writers’ Awards 2016

Brynnie Rafe, Matthew Flinders Girls’ Secondary College for All The Way Up.

Second Prize

Katelyn Samarkovski, second place award recipient, Young Writers Awards 2016

Katelyn Samarkovski, St Columba’s College for The Window.

Third Prize

Matilda Bolt, third place award recipient, Young Writers' Awards 2016

Matilda Bolt, Wesley College for Diary of a Space-Dweller The Window.

Highly Commended

Adam Bardrick, Whitefriars College for My World of Space.
Ashleigh Brooks, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton for The Stars.
Andrea Corsini, Princes Hill Secondary College for Murder aboard the XM Haymaker.
Katy Gale, St Helena Secondary College for Unseen Cities.
Emily Mannix, Bendigo South East College for Three Small Strides.
Anke Oatley, Presbyterian Ladies’ College for The Connection.
John Schnelle, Corowa High School for Keys and Space.