The Shortlist for the StoryLinks Children’s Short Story Competition for Young Writers in Grades 4 – 6 is (in alphabetical order of author) :
Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney
The Little Nightingale by Violet Beck
Winning! (Multiplied by 2) by Sienna Emelia De Carlo
Toilet Travelling by Oliver Harcourt-Cooze
The Lost Diamond Earring by Nonoka Sasazawa
Judges’ comments: These stories were commendable for careful writing, a thoughtfully constructed plot and an understanding of character. Congratulations to these five who stood out in a field of over 125 entries.
The winner will be announced by George Ivanoff, the author of The Australia Survival Guide at the Story Arts Festival on Tuesday, October 15. More information about the festival is available here . Bookings for his session are free and available here.
The winner will receive $100.00 and the shortlisted authors will each receive $25.00.
Regretfully the judges have decided not to create a shortlist or appoint a winner in the Grades 7 – 9 category as the entries were not of a sufficiently high standard.