Another fantastic awards night at Parliament House. It is so exciting to meet everyone and to see your faces when you stand on the stage and receive your awards. We hope you enjoy the book - Key.Light.Creek. You are all now published authors. It is a tremendous achievement to be finalist out of so many entries from all over the world. You should be very proud.
Apparently there were traffic problems coming from the north so some students missed out on attending. We will send your certificates to the school for presentation at a school assembly.
A big thank you to:
Ashley Dawson-Damer and Karen Foley our patrons
The staff at NSW Parliament House
Our generous sponsors
Our wonderful volunteer staff who helped with judging, bookselling, administration, crowd control, website, book design and sponsorship.
We want to congratulate every student who entered our competition. While there will be some very excited finalists there will be many disappointed writers who will be feeling sad. As far as we are concerned, everyone who entered the competition deserves recognition. We can see the effort you have all made and we are so happy that so many of you were willing to share your writing with us.
A certificate of recognition is now available here. We encourage all teachers and parents to make sure they download these certificates and present them at a school assembly. You are all now part of the Sydney Youth Writing community which stretches from all over Australia to the UK, the United States and Hong Kong.
The judges have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your work. Congratulations to all our 2013 entrants. And most importantly – keep writing.