Winners of 2012 Mosman Youth Awards in Literature announced
This was a very special year for the Mosman Youth Awards in Literature as it marked the twentieth time the competition had been held.
Three hundred entries were received, and the Presentation Evening was held recently at Mosman Library. Short-listed entrants and their families, teachers, sponsors, competition judges and the Mayor of Mosman, Councillor Anne Connon, were among the 120 people who attended.
The judges commented favourably on the standard of this year’s entries and congratulated all the short-listed writers, saying that the quality of entries made it particularly difficult to choose the winners. In fact it was decided to award two extra prizes in the Primary Prose category.
This year’s awards were sponsored by Rotary Club of Mosman, Mosman Lions Club, Liley and Liley @Willoughby, Ferry to Mosman Committee and Mosman Community College. The total amount awarded for prizes was $2,125.
The winners are as follows:
1st Prize – Vanessa Lai, Covenant Christian School
2nd Prize – Charlie Shelley Jones, Shore Prep
Highly Commended – Will Richardson, Shore Prep
Commended – Finn Blake, Shore Prep
Commended – Jason Djafar, St Aloysius College
Junior Secondary Prose
1st Prize – Jack Sexton, Mosman High School
2nd Prize – Matilda Gould, Stella Maris College
Highly Commended – Anna Ryan, Covenant Christian School
Senior Secondary Prose
1st Prize – Jordan Shaw, Bradfield Senior College
2nd Prize – Callum Flitcroft, St Josephs College, Hunter’s Hill
Highly Commended – Xavier Walker, Mosman High School
Junior Secondary Poetry
1st Prize – Kari Mikkelsen, Mosman High School
2nd Prize – Miraal Khan, Willoughy Girls High School
Highly Commended – Nicola Hughson, Queenwood School Girls
Senior Secondary Poetry
1st Prize – Sophia Hatzis, Mosman High School
2nd Prize – Gabi Eisenger, Killara High School
Highly Commended – Harry Williams, Knox Grammar