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Story Lines Writing Competition

Congratulations to our Winners!

The 2021 Story Lines writing competition attracted 143 incredible entries from the children and youth in and around the City of Kingston. It was a challenge to narrow down the list, but we are proud to announce the winners of the competition. Congratulations to all! Please click through to read the amazing creative works from the talented young people in our community.

The 4 first place winners will have their stories added to our Short Story Dispensers, while all the winners and place getters, plus a selection of other shortlisted titles will be published in a book. All entrants included in the book will receive a copy of the book when available.

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5–7 Years Age Group

Winner: Swapneel S.

"The Turtle and the Crab"
Read the winning entry (2MB).

Second place: Anush B.

"The Stolen Ring"
Read the second place entry (379KB).

Third place: Audrey S.

"Lachy's Lockdown"
Read the third place entry (442KB).

8–10 Years Age Group

Winner: Finn L.

"Turtle Beach and that Old Manky Boot!"
Read the winning entry (414KB).

Second place: Eliza A.

"Ponton the Potion Maker"
Read the second place entry (385KB).

Third place: Zoe E.

"Kepler 22B"
Read the third place entry (598KB).

11–13 Years Age Group

Winner: Zac S.

"Slam Poem"
Read the winning entry (379KB).

Second place: Ada J.

"Agatha"
Read the second place entry (378KB).

Third place: Fisher O.

"The Globe"
Read the third place entry (453KB).

14–16 Years Age Group

Winner: Jessica C.

"Fallen"
Read the winning entry (410KB).

Second place: Grace O.

"New Society"
Read the second place entry (408KB).

Third place: Lucy R

"Band of Soldiers"
Read the third place entry (382KB).

Thank to everyone who took the time to submit an entry to the competition – keep writing, reading and editing. We look forward to 2022 for the opportunity to do it all again.