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The results of the Pittwater Short Story Award 2019


Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered into this year’s Pittwater Short Story Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners :-

Category A 9-12 years

Zoe Eade - Soaring in the Sea - “A descriptive & Immersive story showing great imagination and a twist in the tale”

Category B 13-17 years

Sarah Cassidy - Happy Valentines -   “Highly imaginative & packed with drama!” / “A heartfelt, passionate piece of writing.  It is a story that delves into the perils of young love and the fickle nature of giving your heart to another.”

Category C Open

Julie Weske -The King of Church Point  - “Made me laugh out loud, it was such an entertaining, funny, feel-good story” / “Original and engaging story with a well-developed character that I found myself cheering on as he ran rings around the authorities”


Thank you to our wonderful judges :- Nicola Elliott, Rex Finch, Gus Gordon, Amanda Hampson, Jo Nell & Rosemary Puddy for their time and effort as well as their insightful comments

Thank you to Jo Nell for her wise words and inspiring speech; and finally

Thank you to Vanessa Radnidge from Hachette Publishing for putting a smile on the writers’ faces!


We look forward to what 2020 will bring!


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