Young Writers Competition


The Maribyrnong Young Writers Festival and Competition is an annual event which is delivered in partnership with the Rotary Club of Yarraville.

The event aims to encourage children and young people to develop their skills in writing fiction, which is then entered as a short story, or graphic short story in the competition.

This year over 100 high calibre entries were received across the three age group categories which the judges found very difficult to choose the winners.

Congratulations to this year's winners below.

6 to 8 Year Old Category

Short Story

  • Winning Entry – The Story of Pencil Case Town by Veronica 
  • Highly Commended – Meet Olive Black by Nada 

Graphic Short Story 

  • Winning Entry – The Mysterious House by Iona 
  • Highly Commended – Hotel Dog by Violet 

9 to 12 Year Old Category

Short Story 

  • Winning Entry – My Process with Autism by Aisha 
  • Highly Commended – Give me Peace by Alice 

Graphic Short Story 

  • Winning Entry – The War with Wheatley by Michael 
  • Highly Commended – The Shining Bin by Rand 

13 to 16 Year Old Category

Short Story 

  • Winning Entry -  Ena Psema by Scarlett 
  • Highly Commended – Banished by Taihan 

Congratulations to each one of our winners! The festival will kick off again in November 2023 and we look forward to your entries.

You can borrow the Maribyrnong Young Writers Anthology 2022 through the library catalogue, or read it online now.