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Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition 2020 Winners

Back in April, we asked you to let your imagination run and come up with a story or a piece of poetry that fit our “Day in the Life” theme.

The response we had was fantastic and overwhelming and it’s now time to announce the winners!  You can also read over their entries yourself. 

Thank you to all that took part for your wonderfully creative entries!

Short Story Writing Competition Winners

Ages 5-7

Manasi Senanayake – A Day In The Life Of A Horse

Ages 8-11

Grace Sudjono – Woman At The Window

Ages 12-15

Loren Sumner – Not A Full Day Of A Time Traveller

Ages 16-18

Leah – A Day In The Life

Ages 18+

Laura Pettenuzzo – A Thousand Pieces

Poetry Writing Competition Winners

Ages 5-7

Jimmy Shine – The Princes Freedom

Ages 8-11

Grace Sudjono – Woman At The Window

Ages 12-15

Biya Ahmed – The Burst Of A Supernova

Ages 16-18

Elliot Perez – This Polar Night

Ages 18+

Chelsea Rabl – March Of The Masked

Pakenham Gazette People's Choice Winners

Short Stories, Junior Category

Zak – A Day In The Life Of.. Chocolate

Short Stories, Secondary

Liam – Hungry

Short Stories, Adult

Diane – A Day In The Life Of Dave And Joan

Poetry Entries, Junior Category

Sachin – Choki Dhani Fair

Poetry, Secondary

Charlie – Hate And Change

Poetry, Adult

Isabella – A Day In The Life

Special Mentions

It was fantastic to see the creativity and imagination the competition evoked.  With the theme “A Day In The Life” we had imaginative creations starring pets and wildlife, martians and men on death row, chocolate bars and toilet paper, solar systems and phones, even God made an appearance.  Within these dark times, we also had poignant words on the resilience of the human spirit and the focus on a glimmer of hope for mankind.

There can unfortunately only be one winner for each category and so many entries came so close.

We would like to highly commend works by Lola Sargasso, Brigitta Poulos, Alyssa Brown, Amy Lane and Christine Bradbury.  It was great to see the community come together to share their words.