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Rani and Milla Win 2019 Young Writers' Award

​Year 6 students Rani & Milla were this week presented with their 2019 Redgum Book Club Young Writers’ Award. Their captivating stories of overcoming fear and finding the magic will be illustrated and published by Redgum Book Club for distribution throughout Australia in 2020.

This annual award encourages a love of reading and writing amongst children aged between nine and thirteen. This year featured a record-breaking number of entries, with the 2019 Young Writers’ Award inspiring children to commit their thoughts and ideas to paper. An increase in the number of entries boosted by school literary group entries resulted in an exciting array of themes and topics covered by our budding authors. Rani and Milla won the Children’s Picture Book Category with their thought-provoking story ‘Night’.

‘Night’ explores the many facets that night-time holds; peace and rest for some, while others wait anxiously for the break of day, from the shadows to the sunrise, watching, searching…       

"The Young Writers' Award has shown year upon year, that we have a very real, creative and engaged group of children who not only want to put pen to paper but are more than capable of creating stories that are engaging and entertaining. It is always a real eye-opener to see the topics they connect with and the level of skill they can bring to creating a great tale."

Rani and Milla will now get to see their words take shape into book from. From illustration and editing, to design, publishing and finally, availability in store. In addition to having their stories published nationally by Redgum, they also receive a $250 Redgum Book Club voucher and an award certificate plus a prior winner’s book pack.

Children’s author Cameron Macintosh joined us at School Meeting on Thursday to hand over the girls’ awards and speak about his career as a children’s story book author.