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The winners for the 2019 Young Territory Authors Awards are:

Young Territory Author of the Year - Jethro Pollock for Nathaniel

School Entry Winner - Palmerston Christian School for The Day 3/4J Lost Their Colour
School Encouragement Award - Ampilatwatja Year 2/3 Csabi for An Anthology of Poems

Regional Awards
Darwin Winner  - Freya Galati for What Do Crocodiles Really Think?
Palmerston Winner - Jethro Pollock for Nathaniel
Litchfield Winner - Ella Atkins for Uncalled For
Katherine Winner - Noah Stoeckl for Polar the Explorer
Alice Springs Winner - Tryphena Phillis for Emma Made Me Do It
Wagait Beach - Chay Keating for AMAZO!

8 years and under 
Winner - Freya Galati for What Do Crocodiles Really Think?
Highly Commended - Rhian Choi for The Mango Tale for Crocodile
Encouragement Award - Emily Campbell for The Darwin Fairy
Encouragement Award - Harshika Madhivanan for The Ice Warrior
Encouragement Award - Harsha Madhivanan for The Ice Warrior

9 to 12 years
Winner - Jethro Pollock for Nathaniel
Highly Commended - Chay Keating for AMAZO!
Encouragement Award - Lara Crawford for The Secret
Encouragement Award - Lucy Tinapple for Vivane

13 to 15 years
Winner - Elisha Petit for Genesis
Highly Commended - Tryphena Phillis for Emma Made Me Do It
Encouragement Award - Gina Edwin for The Melody of Melancholy

16 to 18 years
Winner - Tiger-Lily Clements for Mitosis
Highly Commended - Jennifer Woo for The Little Snake
Encouragement Award - Binayak Neupane for Son of Time

Congratulations to all our winners, and to all of our amazing authors who entered the 2019 Awards.

About The Young Territory Author Awards 

The Young Territory Author Awards is an annual writing competition where entrants write and produce their own book. The Awards aim to inspire children and young people in the NT to explore their ideas and turn them into stories. 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. The competition is in its 29th year of production and showcases the incredible imagination and creativity of young people in the community, providing them with an opportunity to develop their writing skills and have their work nationally recognised.

Entries Closing Date: 2020 dates to be announced
Winners Announced: 2020 dates to be announced
Prizes Offered: Yes

Prizes

There are lots of prizes up for grabs. 

The Young Territory Author of the year receives $500.
The School Entry winner receives $500 for the school.
Regional area winners receive a $50 prize.
Age Category winners receive $50 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.
Highly Commended in each age category receive a $30 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.
Encouragement Awards in each age category receive a $20 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.

Entries are considered in all categories they are eligible for. The categories include:

  • 8 years and under - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 9-12 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 13-15 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 16-18 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • Regional areas - all entries received (school and single) in an NT region are eligible
  • School Entries - all entries received from schools are eligible
  • Young Territory Author of the year - all single entries are eligible

See Past Winners for Young Territory Author Awards 2018

Tools

Have a look through the Writer Toolbox - a page filled with resources to help you write your story. 

See Writer Toolbox

Teachers

If you are preparing a class entry, please use this permission template to notify your student's parents, and gain the necessary permissions.

Download the Permission Template

Last modified 
24 Oct 2019

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