Short Story Competition

Little boy floating on a cloud in a bright blue sky, typing on a laptop

With over 200 entries, the quantity and quality of this year’s submissions into the Short Story competition has been absolutely amazing, making the judges decision’s significantly challenging.

We would like to thank all entrants for their participation, it is wonderful to see such an interest in writing, literature and storytelling in the Central Coast community.

Central Coast council is pleased to announce the Short Story Competition Prize winners for 2017. A big thank you to all our professional judges for their dedication  to this year’s Central Coast Council Short Story Competition.
Name Story

Junior 5-8

First Prize Mst Chase McGarvey Don't Judge a Book by it's cover
Second Prize Miss Carmen Malikides The Healer
Commended Miss Allira Chittick The Search

Child 9-12

First Prize Miss Isabella Pex Destiny's Quest
Second Prize Miss Julia Carantinos Is it safe?
Commended Miss Mabel Cardozo The Way of Manway

Youth 13-17

First Prize Miss Sophie Miller Rising Sky
Second Prize Miss Emma Holburn Placebo
Commended Miss Olivia Stolz A Terrible Affliction

Adult 18+

First Prize Mr Ryan Carson The Sculptor
Second Prize Ms Sanchana Venkatesh On Saying Goodbye
Commended Ms Lynne Matson Misconceptions

Central Coast Council would like to thank the sponsors of the Short Story Competition who provided prizes which are to be presented to the award winners in November:
  • Wavesound
  • Book Bazaar
  • Book Face
  • QBD The Bookshop
  • New South Wales Writers’ Centre