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Youth Awards in Literature

Mosman Library Service is pleased to announce the winners of this Year’s Mosman Youth Awards in Literature. The Presentation Evening announcing the winners for 2022 was held on Wednesday 31 August in Barry O'Keefe Library. The competition, which is in its 30th year, attracted 306 entries from students at local schools and other schools across Sydney. The presentation event was well attended with over 160 people present including short-listed entrants and their families, teachers, competition judges and Mosman Councillors including the Mayor, Carolyn Corrigan. The judges commented on the very high standard of this year’s entries, the breadth of topics, the fact that many entrants had heeded the writing advice given in previous years from the judges and that it showed in the finished product. 

This year’s awards were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mosman, Lions Club of Mosman, Constant Reader Bookshop, Oracle Books Mosman and Northern Beaches & Mosman College. The total amount awarded for prizes was $2,500.

See the winning entries

General Information

Students are invited to submit a piece of prose and/or poetry from the Categories below:

Prose
Senior – Years 10, 11, 12
1st Prize — $350
2nd Prize — $150
Highly Commended – $100

Junior – Years 7, 8, 9
1st Prize — $200
2nd Prize — $100
Highly Commended – $75

Primary – Years K–6
1st Prize — $100
2nd Prize — $75
Highly Commended- $50

Poetry
Senior – Years 10, 11, 12
1st Prize — $250
2nd Prize — $150
Highly Commended – $75

Junior – Years 7, 8, 9
1st Prize — $150
2nd Prize — $100
Highly Commended – $50

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Enquiries to Mosman Library Service 9978 4091.

Conditions of Entry

NOTE: Mosman Library Service reserves the right NOT to submit to the judges any entries which do not comply with ALL the rules.

  • ENTRY FORM and DECLARATION OF ENTRANT (either A or B) must be completed and signed by ENTRANT and PARENT/GUARDIAN, NOT teacher, if under 18 years of age.
  • Finalists may be asked to submit another piece of writing and will be given two weeks notice of this.
  • Entrants are advised to keep a copy of their work.
  • Mosman Library Service is authorised to display any entries and to publish all or part of an entry.
  • Class writing assignments on the same subject will not be accepted.
  • Do not put your name on your work. Your name should only be on the entry form.

Submission Rules

Prose

  • All entries are to be submitted online. No hard copy entries will be accepted.
  • Entrants will submit ONE piece of original PROSE of not more than 1,000 words on a theme of the writer‘s own choice
  • Your entry must be typed with double spacing on A4 white paper, leaving a 3cm margin on the left side of the page

Poetry

  • All entries are to be submitted online. No hard copy entries will be accepted.
  • Entrants will submit ONE piece of original POETRY of at least 20 lines on a theme of the writer‘s own choice
  • Your entry must be typed on A4 white paper leaving a 3cm margin on the left side of the page

Previous Winning Entries

Last updated Thursday 1 September 2022
Last updated Thursday 1 September 2022