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Story Lines Writing Competition

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Story Lines writing competition! There were so many wonderful stories, it was certainly a challenging task for our judges to choose. Our judging panel was made of a team of library staff including some with backgrounds in creative writing, children's literature, and education. Prizes will be mailed out to all winners.

A big 'thank you' to everyone for taking the time and care to enter the competition - the response has been amazing. We hope you enjoyed writing your stories and poems and we look forward to running Story Lines again in 2021.

Please enjoy reading the stories and join us in recognising and congratulating the talented young authors in our community. All winning stories are available to read now. The stories have not been edited or corrected in any way.

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5–8 Years Age Group

Winner: Willow K., age 8

"The Haunted House"
Read the winning entry (518KB).

Second place: Abbey N., age 8

"Friends with the Monster"
Read the second place entry (524KB).

Third place: Sophia E., age 6

"The Creepy Octopus"
Read the third place entry (517KB).

9–12 Years Age Group

Winner: Lola H., age 12

"Surf's Up"
Read the winning entry (534KB).

Second place: Nicholas J., age 10

"Link of Hope"
Read the second place entry (534KB).

Third place: Fisher O., age 11

"Where are you Fuzzball?"
Read the third place entry (524KB).

13–16 Years Age Group

Winner: Hannah L., age 13

"Five years ago"
Read the winning entry (544KB).

Second place: Liana K., age 15

"Coloured Paint Cans"
Read the second place entry (525KB).

Third place: Rehan Q., age 14

"Bright Kite in a Nightlight"
Read the third place entry (521KB).