Insight Creative Writing Competition 2023 Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who entered the Insight Creative Writing Competition 2023. We are delighted to announce the shortlist!

The shortlist represents the top five entries at each year level, chosen by a panel of experienced writers, editors and publishers – congratulations!

Please click here to view the 2023 judge’s profiles. 

Insight Creative Writing Competition 2023 Shortlist

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Desi Giannakis Chesna Fernando Riya Kanta
Haojue Miao Hannah Richards Emily Wu
K’ian Comac Karunamuni Sanuli Karunaratne Katherine Lam
Bertie Atkin Mihika Anand Emma Ta
Danielle Huang Isabella Harvey Giorgia Minutolo
Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Sunday Olsen-Wilken Alyssa Korthuis Tasmin Noble
Gabriel Vatta Radha Lokuge-Hayes Owini Wijayasekara
Josh Dolleton Hayley Owen-Johnston Emma Guthrie
Molly Deaton Olivia Corrigan Danielle Weizman
Ava Hutchinson Valerie Golebiewska Anastasia Parker

All shortlisted entrants should have received an email with an invitation to attend the Insight Creative Writing Awards Night.

If you are one of the shortlisted entrants but did not receive an email, please let us know at 


Insight Creative Writing Competition 2023 Longlist

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Bertie Atkin Mihika Anand Millie Finger
Kenna Bai Olivia Dal Pra Jasmin Howell
K’ian Comac Chesna Fernando Polar Huynh
Viana Ghiasi Megan Fitch Peppa Janes
Desi Giannakis Chloe Grigoropoulos Riya Kanta
Tina Gong Isabella Harvey Katherine Lam
Danielle Huang Karunamuni Karunaratne Anja Majmudar
Haojue Miao Emily Lu Giorgia Minutolo
Polly Nelson Hannah Richards Emma Ta
Angelina Perera Chloe Twigden Emily Wu
Year 10 Year 11 Year 12
Atikinesh Abebe Aryan Bakshi Layla Earl
Liliana Bartlett Olivia Corrigan Emma Guthrie
Cooper Buckley Michael Cyprys Brendan Jones
Molly Deaton Valerie Golebiewska Mion Kirk
Josh Dolleton Olly Harrison Ashleigh Milner
Scarlett Melrose Alyssa Korthuis Tasmin Noble
Poppy Holden Radha Lokuge-Hayes Anastasia Parker
Ava Hutchinson Hayley Owen-Johnson Madison Webster
Sunday Olsen-Wilken Emma Penberthy Danielle Weizman
Gabriel Vatta Joselyn Wong Owini Wijayasekara

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