Young writers win
WESTERN suburbs wordsmiths scooped the 2015 Tim Winton Awards for Young Writers last week.
Seven-year-old Ruby Bell, from Presbyterian Ladies College, won first prize in the lower primary school age category for her story An Itchy Scratchy Problem.
Shenton College students took out two awards, with 14-year-old Danah Blache awarded second place in the lower secondary category for Clyde Platters P.I. and Sacha Pulsford (18) third in the upper secondary category for Shattered.
Nedlands Primary School student Evie Hewitt was equal third in the middle primary category with Lola Hill from St Hilda’s Junior School.
City of Subiaco Acting Mayor Scott Arbuckle said this year’s submissions were incredible.
“This competition is a great opportunity for talented young writers to showcase their skills and this year’s entrants did not disappoint,” he said.
The winning stories will be exhibited at the Subiaco Library until September 21 and are available to read online at www.subiaco.wa.gov.au.