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Mayor's Short Story Challenge

2017 Winners & Short Listed Stories

District Council of Yankalilla Section Winners are:

Level Name School
Reception - Year 2 Denver Murdock Yankalilla
Years 3 - 4 Brandon Gillespie Yankalilla
Years 5 - 7 Shae O'Connor Rapid Bay
Years 8 - 10 Summer Grimstead Yankalilla

Overall Winner: Brandon Gillespie

Read the Winners and Short Listed Stories here: 2017 Booklet(17313 kb)

Mayor's Short Story Challenge 2018

Mayors Short Story LogoThe Mayors’ Short Story Challenge is a wonderful collaboration between the District Council of Yankalilla, City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Councils, celebrating ‘creative’ writing.   

The “Challenge” is held during term two each year for school aged children, from reception to year 10.  Each year the Mayors’ Short Story gets bigger & better with both councils receiving a record number of entries.

Entires open at the start of Term 2, each year, for all schools in the Council these areas.

The 2018 competition begins on Monday 30 April 2018, with schools being emailed prior to the end of Term 1.

Competition Closes on Friday 6 July 2018.

Good Luck and we look forward to reading the fantastic, creative range of stories!

For more information please select one the following link options:

Parent Information Pack(458 kb)  OR  School Information Pack(1058 kb)

Calling for Judges' Expression of Interest

Working with the Mayor Glen Rowlands, two community members are sought to assist with the judging of the Mayors’ Short Story Challenge. If you are interested and experienced in creative writing, reading and literacy, have access to an email account and have time during July and August – your Library needs you!

Judges will be required to attend one day of judging at the Yankalilla Library on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Expressions of Interest are open from 7 May to 30 May.

Submit your Expression Of Interest for this great opportunity, email kimberleyhargrave@yankalilla.sa.gov.au.

Please provide 1-2 paragraphs that explain your relevant skills, knowledge, work or volunteer background.


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