2018 Mosman Youth Awards in Literature winners named

30 August 2018

The Presentation Evening announcing the winners for the 2018 Mosman Youth Awards in Literature was held on Wednesday 29 August at the Barry O’Keefe Library.

“The competition, which is in its 26th year, attracted 410 entries from students at local schools and others across Sydney,” said Manager Library Services Linda Horswell.

“The presentation event was well attended with 130 people attending including short-listed entrants and their families, teachers, sponsors, competition judges and councillors.

“The judges commented on the very high standard of this year’s entries and the variety of topics written and congratulated all the short-listed writers saying that the high standard of writing made it very hard to choose the winners.”

This year’s awards were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mosman, Mosman Lions Club, Mosman Zu Café, Oracle Books Mosman and Mosman Community College. The total amount awarded for prizes was $2,300.

The winners are as follows:

Primary Prose

  • 1st Prize- Jemma Simpson, Tara Anglican School for Girls
  • 2nd Prize- Imogen Clayton, Mosman Public School
  • Highly Commended- Maria Smith, Redlands
  • Commended-Christian Tripet, Covenant Christian School

Junior Secondary Prose

  • 1st Prize- Emma Comerford, Roseville College
  • 2nd Prize- Eden Russell, Covenant Christian School
  • Highly Commended – Luca Vincenzo, St Pius X College

Senior Secondary Prose

  • 1st Prize- Sophie Sheppard, Mater Maria Catholic College
  • 2nd Prize- Bruna Gomes, Barrenjoey High School
  • Highly Commended- Layla Zak-Volpato, Stella Maris College

Junior Secondary Poetry

  • 1st Prize- Sophia McKay, Queenwood
  • 2nd Prize – Vera Verbina, Chatswood High School
  • Highly Commended- Chloe Entwistle, Wenona
  • Highly Commended- Tara Seymour, St Luke’s Grammar

Senior Secondary Poetry

  • 1st Prize – Stephen McCarthy, Sydney Grammar School
  • 2nd Prize – Victor Dumas, St Luke’s Grammar School
  • Highly Commended – Amy Layton, Stella Maris College
  • Commended – Sreya Vt, Pymble Ladies College