Mosman Youth Awards In Literature 2022 winners announced

Mosman Library Service is pleased to announce the winners of this Year’s Mosman Youth Awards in Literature. The Presentation Evening announcing the winners for 2022 was held on Wednesday 31 August in Barry O’Keefe Library. The competition, which is in its 30th year, attracted 306 entries from students at local schools and other schools across Sydney. The presentation event was well attended with over 160 people present including short-listed entrants and their families, teachers, competition judges and Mosman Councillors including the Mayor, Carolyn Corrigan. The judges commented on the very high standard of this year’s entries, the breadth of topics, the fact that many entrants had heeded the writing advice given in previous years from the judges and that it showed in the finished product.

This year’s awards were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mosman, Lions Club of Mosman, Constant Reader Bookshop, Oracle Books Mosman and Northern Beaches & Mosman College. The total amount awarded for prizes was $2,500.

The winners are as follows:

Primary Prose :

1st Prize- Violet Bloxsom, St Andrew’s Cathedral School

2nd Prize- Lachlan Heezen, Shore Preparatory School

Junior Secondary Prose :

1st Prize- Elizabeth Boydell, Abbotsleigh Senior School

2nd Prize- Lexie McCoy, Pittwater High School

Highly Commended- Georgia Gao, NSBC Manly Campus

Senior Secondary Prose:

1st Prize- Tara Seymour, St Luke’s Grammar School Dee Why

2nd Prize- Abigail Mills, Brigidine College St Ives

Highly Commended- Elizabeth Sutherland, North Sydney Girl’s High School

Junior Secondary Poetry:

1st Prize- Arianna Rich, NSBC Manly Campus

2nd Prize- Nour Alkakouni, Beverly Hills Girls High School

Highly Commended- Bryan To, NBSC Manly Campus

Senior Secondary Poetry:

1st Prize – Maia Berry, Mater Maria Catholic College

2nd Prize- Jessie Varde, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus

Highly Commended- Kit Vanner, Queenwood School for Girls

/Public Release. View in full here.