Dearest Writers and illustrators
Trust me when I say congratulations to you ALL especially as it is mind-blowingly scary to share your work, to have it judged and to be included or not included in the winners circle. It is daunting and this makes you the writers and creators of the future. Our whole team was incredibly impressed by the calibre of entries again this year, from Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The judges were humbled to be involved and we sincerely thank Jackie Hosking, Romi Sharp, Renee Price, Jenny Graham, Georgie Donaghey and Kaylene Hobson.
To the parents and teachers who choose to be literacy champions – we applaud you. The most entries were from Balgowlah Heights Public School, followed by Exeter Primary School, where the Art Teacher, Amy Jory ensured record entries and we are delighted to be sending both schools gift as our way of thanking and recognising these schools of excellence!
Now, drum roll…
There is an extraordinary case of both our writer and illustrator both coming from Balgowlah Heights Public School – ensuring we make a trek there again to launch ANOTHER book next year!
Congratulations to writer ANNABEL LYNCH and illustrator KYE BURNS.
This year, the runners-up were only pipped by one point each, and we thought it too exciting for words, so we are offering a second book deal to writer NINA RICHARDS (Chevallum State School, Queensland) and illustrator AVA MACCUSPIE (Auburn Primary School, Victoria)
To the list, earnest and hearty congratulations to the following for their highly commended recognition:
writer: Lucia Jans (Balgowlah Height Public School, NSW)
illustrator: Emily Wang (Camberwell Primary School, VIC)
Wishing all the writers and illustrator our very very best. You will all be acknowledged with a personalised certificate of achievement as we truly believe it beyond courageous to enter a national competition like this! We wish you every best for the future of your writing and creating and we look forward to your support for next years competition.
With fond regards from the Child Writes team