Story Writing Competitions

AlburyCity Short Story Award 2013

Following our festival theme, entries this year responded to the theme of Australian Voices. A shortlist was compiled by Tracey Oakman and Paul Grover, from which Tony Birch judged our winners. Click on the story titles to read what impressed our judges. 

We congratulate Julie Chilver of Cooran, QLD, Winner of the competition for her story Counting Pegs

Congratulations also go to:

Kelli Beer of Yackandandah, Highly Commended her story A Special Gift

Julie Monaghan of Sydney, Highly Commended for her story Mr Drumby, 12 Davey Street, Hexton 

Susie Mander of Sydney, Commended for her story An Honest Departure

Darcy-Lee Tindale of Sydney, Commended for her story The Dark Shade of Threads    

The full shortlist of stories included:
Faith on the Ground by Liam Copeland
The Long Winding Road by Judith Turner
The Country Store by Julie Davis
Dirty Laundry by Susan Yardley
Flood Bells by Anneque Machelle
Learning Another Language by Nicole Melanson
Trust, Respect and Water by Colleen Templeman
Glass Dogs by Denise Mack

Nano Story Competition 2013

Entrants in the nano competition had to write a complete story in exactly 50 words and they also had to include the word 'voice'. Read all the winning entries here.

Years 3 – 4 Category

Winner: Mattea Little of Albury for “The Owl” 

Highly Commended: Penny Vanderpol of Albury for “The Boy and his Dog”

Highly Commended: Ziggy Lamond  of Albury for “Just do it”

Years 5 – 6 Category

Winner: Jessica Lowry of Bowna for “The Voice”

Highly Commended: Sam Crosthwaite of Wodonga for “Earwax” 

Highly Commended: Ellie Zilberman of Albury for “The Voice from Within”

Years 7 – 8 Category

Winner: Simone Erica Brewer of West Albury for “Symphony” 

Highly Commended: Mahnee Przibilla of Albury for “Song of the Forest”

Highly Commended: Alexandra Ward of Albury for “Water”

Open Category

Winner: Anne Dobson of Lavington for “Silent Speech”   

Highly Commended: Joanne Diver of West Albury for “Who Am I” 

Highly Commended: Jill Keith of Beechworth for “Midwinter by the Stream”   

Previous Years Winners 2012 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story So Thin 2012 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories. All stories had to include the word 'snap'. 2011 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story The Solution 2011 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories 2010 Short Story Winner: Jacqueline Winn for her story Just a Job 2010 Short Story Winner (Primary): Alexandra Croft for her story The River