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Past Winners

The Young Territory Author Awards is an annual writing competition open to all Northern Territory residents aged 18 years and under.

Each year more than 300 children across the Northern Territory submit original books they have created to compete to be named the Young Terrtiory Author of the year.  Prizes are also awarded for the best school, regional and age category entries.

2017 Winners

Young Territory Author

Jessica Phelan for The Guardian

School Award

Nightcliff Primary School Class 5/6 More for Paper Pandemonium

8 years and under

Winner - Brooke Disney for Why is Grey Always the Saddest Colour?

Highly Commended - Alivia Mu for The Greedy Frog

Encouragement Award - Leo Morante for Where Are My Shoes

9 to 12 years

Winner - Leyre Cortes for The Escape

Encouragement Award - Alice Bowden for Archie the Day Owl

Encouragement Award - Eilis Evans for A Different Kind of Parrot

13 to 15 years

Winner - Elisha Pettit for Remembering Japan

Highly Commended - Jolie Ross for After Arrival

Encouragement Award - Shea Banner for The Journey

16 to 18 years

Winner - Chloe Davis for A Handful

Highly Commended - Lachlan Barker for Stranger than Kindness

Encouragement Award - Piipa Kirk for Trojan

Alice Springs Regional Award

Lene Clarsen Walters for The Ring of Teleportation

East Arnhem Regional Award

Jolie Ross for After Arrival

Katherine Regional Award

Jemima Devereaux for Stuck

Litchfield Regional Award

Alex Pearse and Laura Pearse for 67th Convict

Palmerston Regional Award

Cameron Jackson for The Owl, the Key, the Map and the Room

Wagait Regional Award

Luca Chase for The Ghost Ship

Last modified 
12 Nov 2018

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