Young Authors Challenge winners announced
The Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge is celebrating its tenth year, with ten imaginative stories by some of Auckland and Northland's best young wordsmiths.
With over 2,400 entries, the winning stories shone from the bunch. Each story was carefully selected based on its plot development, positive message, and originality.
Real life authors
The young story writers are now set to realise a dream that many adults have, but few attain - to become published authors.
The supreme winner, Holy Cookie Jar by Juliet Curwood, Somerville Intermediate, was chosen as the cover story.
Hers will be accompanied by nine other exciting tales:
- Roaring Lion, Michelle Kenyon, Oratia District School
- Speak Up - Soccer Star, Charlotte Muir, Patumahoe School
- William and His Notepad, Braeden Fisher, Birkdale Intermediate
- Careful What You Wish For!, Emily Gibb, Kohimarama School
- A Kindness Returned, Serisha Palmer, Elim Christian College
- A New Beginning, Aimee McConnell, Royal Oak Primary School
- All in a Day's Work for a Shark, Theo Robb-Markham, Te Atatu Intermediate
- Flight Lesson, Hayley Fergusson, Rosehill Intermediate School
- Adventure Kids, Charlotte Jones, homeschooled