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Tim Winton Award for Young Writers

2021-Tim-Winton-Award-Poster-A3-(1).jpgThe City of Subiaco presents the twenty ninth annual Tim Winton Award for Young Writers in 2021. This creative writing award is open to Western Australian school students and encourages imagination, innovation and creativity. 

Entries for the 2021 Tim Winton Awards have now closed and finalists have been listed below. 

Winners will be celebrated in an awards presentation evening in mid-October, winners will be announced shortly after. The winning stories will be displayed in an exhibition at Subiaco Library from Monday 4 October to Sunday 31 October. 

Highly commended winners will be notified via email by Friday 1 October and a certificate of commendation will be sent in the post. A full list of highly commended entries will be posted on the website in October. 

Tim Winton Award finalists 

Lower Primary category - school years one and two

Agatha Ceballos Salazar

Sophie's Secret Mystery

Wembley Primary School

Annabelle Rumble

The Naughtiest Girl at School

Dalmain Primary School

Cara Sutherland

Waddles the Adventurous Penguin

Wesley College 

Middle Primary category - school years three and four

Coco Divola

Looking For The Perfect Story

West Leederville Primary School

Beau Alexander

The 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Butcher

Glengarry Primary School

Dinuli Kariyakarawanna

Harrison's Big Suprise

Wesley College

Upper Primary category - school years five and six

Tide Robinson

Upside Down

Bicton Primary

Through My Eyes

Isla Barker

Presbyterian Ladies College

Victoria Siew

The Great Wheelie Bin Mystery

Winthrop Primary School 

Lower Secondary category - school years seven, eight and nine

Isla Hodgskin

A Paw Business Model

Applecross Senior High School

Geneva Dunlop


Carine Seniors High School

Savannah Raffan

The Perfect Pasta for Grandma and Grandpa

St Mary's Anglican Girls School

Bram Ezekiel

Real-life Vampire

Scotch College

Upper Secondary category - school years ten, eleven and twelve

Stanley Jolly


Perth Modern

Oliver Cheng

No Rationale

Hale School

Winter Kuhaupt

Gone Fishing

John Curtin College of the Arts

About Tim Winton

Tim-Winton-head-shot-(1).jpgTim was born in Western Australia, where he still resides, and is the author of over twenty-nine books, including novels, short stories, non-fiction and books for children. Tim decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of ten. Today a world-class author, he is a fine example and inspiration for all young writers.

Most of his novels have been adapted for stage and screen, and the movie version of his number one bestseller Breath, directed by Simon Baker, was recently released in 2018. Listed as a Living Treasure by the National Trust, Tim has long been active in the environmental and social justice spaces. 

Tim's latest novel, The Shepherd's Hut was released in March of 2019.

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