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Young Territory Author Awards

Create and design a book and you could be the Young Territory Author of the Year.

The Young Territory Author Awards are an annual writing competition where entrants write and produce their own book. The competition is open to all Territorians 18 years and under, and is organised in association with other public libraries and schools throughout the Northern Territory. Entries close on 30 June each year and the winners are announced at a presentation in August.

2017 Young Territory Author Award Winners

The 2017 Young Territory Author or the Year is Jessica Phelan

School Winner
Nightcliff Primary School Class 5/6 Moore

Age Group Winner
8 years and under - Brooke Disney
9-12 years - Leyre Cortes
13-15 years - Elisha Petit
16-18 years - Chloe Davis

Highly Commended
8 years and under - Alivia Mu
13-15 years - Jolie Ross
16-18 years - Lachlan Barker

Encouragement Awards
8years and under - Leo Morante
9-12 years - Alice Bowden
9-12 years - Eilis Evans
13-15 years - Shea Banner
16-18 years - Piipa Kirk

Regional Winners
Alice Springs - Lene Clarsen Walters
East Arnhem - Jolie Ross
Katherine - Jemima Devereaux
Litchfield - Alex & Laura Pearse
Palmerston - Cameron Jackson
Wagait - Luca Chase

The Young Territory Author Awards will be back in 2018.

We would like to thank Schools, Councils, Libraries and Parents across the Territory for encouraging the talented young writers who enter the Awards.

Proudly sponsored by Southern Cross Television The Northern Territory Writers' Centre and The Bookshop Darwin.

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