Insight Writing Competition 2019

We are delighted to announce the Insight Creative Writing Competition 2019 shortlist!

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

 

Insight Creative Writing Competition 2019 Shortlist

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Gillian AguinaldoCaitlin CooperClaudia Anthony
Imogen Balint-SmithArielle DenyerLily Bowen
Maddie DaviesKartiya GunarathnaLily Clements
Sophie FoaleAngelina HedrianaNathan Furtado
Joann Manoj JacobHarvey LamEvonne Lu
Rosha MilaniCharlize MirandaAlyssa Nikolakopoulos
Daisy RyanSarah NobleJessica Mai Nguyen
Year 10Year 11Year 12
Megane BoucheratEmily BothEllyse Bridge
Maddison FalkinghamEn Tang GuoHannah Davies
Wenting HanFreya HuttonDaniel Ho
Phoebe HarrisTianyue LuEllie Pogorzelski
Sayani KaluarachchiLilia MidlovetsPonsruthi Ponnarasu
Rashdan MahmoodTaylah RussellSally Ryan
Emily ZhangMia TikellisIlanda Tran

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 publishing@insightpublications.com.au.

 

 

Insight Creative Writing Competition 2019 Longlist

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Gillian AguinaldoCaitlin CooperClaudia Anthony
Imogen Balint-SmithArielle DenyerLily Bowen
Ananya ChandrasekaranAshley GollinLily Clements
Maddie DaviesKartiya GunarathnaNathan Furtado
Sophie FoaleAngelina HedrianaHaylee Hua
Dhiyaneshwaran JegadesanHarvey LamEvonne Lu
Joann Manoj JacobGyan Maharaj-HitchcockAlyssa Nikolakopoulos
Rosha MilaniCharlize MirandaJessica Mai Nguyen
Daisy RyanSarah NobleLynette Nguyen
Katerina WhiteCharlie WebbIsobel Warrillow
Year 10Year 11Year 12
Megane BoucheratEmily BothEllyse Bridge
Aarushi DuaEn Tang GuoHannah Davies
Maddison FalkinghamFreya HuttonIsabella Goudie
Wenting HanTianyue LuDaniel Ho
Phoebe HarrisLilia MidlovetsKartiya Ilardo
Isabella IngrassiaMackenzie NeilMaiysha Moin
Sayani KaluarachchiMelie ProtatEllie Pogorzelski
Rashdan MahmoodTaylah RussellPonsruthi Ponnarasu
Sky WangMia TikellisSally Ryan
Emily ZhangAj XiangIlanda Tran

Insight Publications Creative Writing Competition for 2019.

This competition aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary-school students and to inspire the voices of the future.

Themes and word count

Each story must be written to the theme: The price you pay. The word count should be as outlined below.

  • Year 7: 400 – 800 words
  • Year 8: 400 – 800 words
  • Year 9: 600 – 1100 words
  • Year 10: 600 – 1100 words
  • Year 11: 900 – 1400 words
  • Year 12: 900 – 1400 words

Stories must also be accompanied by a 100-word statement that addresses at least one of the following:

  • your motivation for writing
  • your creative inspiration
  • your aspirations for future writing.

Prizes:

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $50
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $50
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $175
Third Prize: $100
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $175
Third Prize: $100
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $225
Third Prize: $150
First Prize: $300
Second Prize $225
Third Prize: $150
If you have any queries, please email publishing@insightpublications.com.au