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Mayor's Short Story Challenge

Mayors Short Story LogoThe talents of young writers from across the region were celebrated during the 2018 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge.

An initiative of Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor and District Council of Yankalilla, 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.

There were 368 entries from Alexandrina Council, 315 from the City of Victor Harbor and 105 from District Council of Yankalilla.

The winners of the 2018 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge were announced at a celebration held at the District Council of Yankalilla Office on September 6th. More than 160 people from right across the Fleurieu Peninsula attended to recognise the talented work of all the entrants.

Individual category winners received a $50 book voucher, and the overall winner from each council area received a $100 book voucher. The school from which each overall winner originates also received $1000 from their council.

In presenting the awards, the mayors from each council praised the children who took up the challenge and demonstrated their creative writing skills.

They also thanked the three public libraries for their coordination of the challenge and principals, teacher-librarians, teachers and student service officers who played a key role in encouraging their students to enter and showcase their talents.

The prizes were provided by the respective councils and Friends of the Library groups.

2018 Winners & Short Listed Stories

District Council of Yankalilla Section Winners are:

Level Name School
Reception - Year 2 Tosca Wobring Yankalilla
Years 3 - 4 Taylor Haywood Yankalilla
Years 5 - 7 Emma Fearnside Rapid Bay
Years 8 - 10 Ella Riley Yankalilla

Overall Winner: Emma Fearnside

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

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