Writing comp winners revealed

Casey Cardinia Libraries Endeavour Hills branch manager Courtney Rushton with poetry and short stories winner Grace Sudjono. 210116_02

By Jessica Anstice

In April the team at Casey Cardinia Libraries asked the community to let their imaginations run wild by launching a writing competition.

With the theme ‘Day in the Life’, the writing competition received more than 190 entries across poetry and short story categories.

Two of the best from each category were selected by Casey Cardinia Libraries and published in the Gazette’s People’s Choice.

From that, more than 250 people voted for their favourite short stories and poems.

“We were absolutely delighted with the number and quality of entries,” Casey Cardinia Libraries CEO Chris Buckingham said.

“Creativity is alive and well in our community.

“A big shout out to the Gazette who helped us share these wonderful stories with the community.”

Casey Cardinia Libraries Endeavour Hills branch manager Courtney Rushton with poetry competition winner Chelsea Rabl. 210116_04

The winners received a share of $1200 in VISA gift cards in the Casey Cardinia Libraries competition, while the Gazette’s People’s Choice competition winners shared $300 in gift cards.

The Gazette’s People’s Choice winners were:

SHORT STORIES:

Junior: Zak – A Day in the Life of… Chocolate

Secondary: Liam – Hungry

Adult: Diane – A Day in the Life of Dave and Joan

POETRY:

Junior: Sachin – Choki Dhani Fair

Secondary: Charlie – Hate and Change

Adult: Isabella – A Day in the Life

The Casey Cardinia Libraries writing competition winners were:

SHORT STORIES:

Ages 5-7: Manasi Senanayake – A Day in the Life of a Horse

Ages 8-11: Grace Sudjono – Woman at the Window

Ages 12-15: Loren Sumner – Not a Full Day of a Time Traveller

Ages 16-18: Leah – A Day in the Life

Ages 18+: Laura Pettenuzzo – A Thousand Pieces

POETRY:

Ages 5-7: Jimmy Shine – The Princes Freedom

Ages 8-11: Grace Sudjono – Woman at the Window

Ages 12-15: Biya Ahmed – The Burst of a Supernova

Ages 16-18: Elliot Perez – This Polar Night

Ages 18+: Chelsea Rabl – March of the Masked

 

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