“The WestWords/WestLit “Living Stories” Western Sydney Writing Prize took place over all thirteen local government areas in Western Sydney, with one winner and one highly commended entry for each of the four age categories — 10-12yrs, 13-15yrs, 16-18yrs, and 18+.

During this event, conducted on Zoom on Monday 28th June 2021, the four overall highly commended and four overall winners were announced by WestWords’ joint patrons, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW, and her husband, Mr Dennis Wilson.

“Living Stories” was supported by:
– NSW Government through Create NSW as part of “Arts Restart”
– WestLit Libraries
– Australian Catholic University (category sponsor for 16-18yrs)
– Pepper Money
– and the following LGAs
– Blacktown City Council
– Blue Mountains City Council
– Camden City
– Campbelltown City Council
– City of Canterbury Bankstown
– City of Parramatta
– Cumberland Council
– Fairfield City Council
– Hawkesbury City Council
– Liverpool City Council
– Penrith City Council
– The Hills Shire