Congratulations to the 2019 winners and runners up!
To read the successful entries head to the link below
2019 Blacktown Mayoral Creative Writing Prize Successful entries PDF
List of winners and runners up
|Eloise Viera||8 – 11 years old||Poetry||Winner|
|Stefhanie Owen Wongso||8 – 11 years old||Poetry||Highly Commended|
|Abby Sheary||8 – 11 years old||Short Story||Winner|
|Maryam Bukhari||8 – 11 years old||Short Story||Highly Commended|
|Sanuli Heendeniya||12 – 14 years old||Poetry||Winner|
|Parth Patel||12 – 14 years old||Poetry||Highly Commended|
|Lana Goodall||12 – 14 years old||Short Story||Winner|
|Ajinkya Datir||12 – 14 years old||Short Story||Highly Commended|
|Tobey Lingayo||15 – 17 years old||Poetry||Winner|
|bhagya kaushal||15 – 17 years old||Poetry||Highly Commended|
|Janani Jeyamurugan||15 – 17 years old||Short Story||Winner|
|Farida Zaheer||15 – 17 years old||Short Story||Highly Commended|
|Sarah Cupitt||Adult||Poetry||Highly Commended|
|Emily Ann Bolan||Adult||Short Story||Winner|
|Svetlana Bhuyan||Adult||Short Story||Highly Commended|
The Mayoral Creative Writing Prize 2019 was open to adults and children (aged 8 to 17 years) who live in Blacktown city. Entries closed midnight, Sunday 29 September 2019.
All entries were either poetry or short stories. They were judged in the following age categories, 8 – 11 years, 12 – 14 years, 15 – 17 years and adult (18+).
The 2019 theme was: Language. Place. Story.
The works were judged on originality, structure, use of language, (including creative expression, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling) and the way participants developed characters, atmosphere, or setting or used words in a creative way.
The total prize pool is $1,600. Winners aged 17 or younger will receive $100 and their school, if located in Blacktown City, will receive a corresponding $100 as an incentive to encourage the budding authors of our local area. Adult winners will receive $200.
|8 -11 years||Poetry||$100||$100|
- The work must be original and completed in the last 6 months.
Entries can be either:
- poem, maximum of 25 lines
- short story, maximum of 500 words.
- Only one entry per person is permitted in each category.
- Each entry must have one entry per online form.
- Members of staff, members of Council, their partners and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter this competition.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- All participants will receive a letter acknowledging the receipt of their entry and their participation.
- Submit entries with a completed entry form online.
Entries closed midnight, Sunday 29 September 2019.