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Mayors' Short Story Challenge 2019

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Alexandrina, City of Victor Harbour and Yankalilla Councils have been running the Mayors' Short Story Challenge since 2010. The creative writing challenge is held during term two each year for school aged children, from reception to year 10. 


Entries for 2019 are closed.

We would like to thank all Principals, Teacher-Librarians, Student Service Officers and parents who support this community initiative and encouraged their students to enter in 2019. 



The Mayors’ Short Story Challenge, 2019, Winners Announced!

The talents of young writers from across the region were celebrated during the 2019 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge hosted this year at the Goolwa Public Library, by the Alexandrina council.

An initiative of Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor and District Council of Yankalilla and supported by their public libraries, the Challenge is about encouraging school aged children from reception to year 10 to let their imaginations run wild and share stories through creative writing.

This year 200 Yankalilla District students entered the competition, the largest number of entries so far.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge. They are:




Year Level


Reception to Year 2

Holly Wheaton


Yankalilla Area School

Year 3 to Year 4

Kooper McArdle


Rapid Bay Primary School

Year 5 to Year 7

Max Agnew


Yankalilla area school

Year 8 to Year 10

Archie Gibbs


Yankalilla Area school

Overall Winner

Archie Gibbs


Yankalilla Area School



If you need more information, please contact your school or Kathryn Prenzler at Yankalilla Library.

Email: libraries@yankalilla.sa.gov.au


Winners & Short Listed Stories

2019 Winners and Stort Listed Stories: MSSC 2019 Booklet(9546 kb)

2018 Winners and Short Listed Stories: MSSC 2018 Booklet(13079 kb)

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