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Mayors' Short Story Competition

The Mayors’ Short Story Challenge is a wonderful collaboration between the City of Victor Harbor, Alexandrina Councils and the District Council of Yankalilla, celebrating ‘creative’ writing.   The “Challenge” is held during term two each year for school aged children, from reception to year 10.  Each year the Mayors’ Short Story gets bigger & better with both councils receiving a record number of entries.

Entires open at the start of Term 2, each year, for all schools in the Council these areas.

Details for the 2019 competition are as follows:

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The Mayors' Short Story Challenge 2018 Results

Shortlisted Entries and Winners

 Victor Harbor Reception to Year 2 Section

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Belle Turner

Victor Harbor R-7 School

The Tale of the Horse family

Darcy Crawford

Victor Harbor R-7 School

The Dinosaur Balloon

Wren Dunmall

Encounter Lutheran College

The Young Time Traveller

Jasper Wegener

Encounter Lutheran College

The Firework Surprise

 Section Winner - Wren Dumall


 Victor Harbor Year 3 to Year 4 Section

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Owen Greenstock

Victor Harbor R-7 School

BMX Tricks

Matilda Jean Moore

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Sparkles’ Island Adventure

Saskia Zorkovic

Investigator College

Poppy the Penguin

Oliver Lind

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Bullies and Friends

Section Winner - Matilda Moore


 Victor Harbor Year 5 to Year 7 Section

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Ella McFarland

Investigator College Victor Harbor

The Stockade That Ended It All

Leah Turnbull

Investigator College Victor Harbor

ATM Dreams

Ebony Hughes

Investigator College Victor Harbor

Apollo 12

Poppy Tymko

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Midnight Run

Section Winner - Poppy Tymko 


 Victor Harbor Year 8 to Year 10 

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Keeley Dyer

Encounter Lutheran College

How They Became Friends

Molly Peier

Encounter Lutheran College

Untitled (The Dentist)

Mackenzie Millard

Encounter Lutheran College


Delia Althorp

Encounter Lutheran College

Broken Universe

  Section Winner - Mackenzie Millard


Overall Winner: Matilda Moore - Victor Harbor R-7 School

The Victor Harbor R-7 School recieved a cheque for $1000.


Congratulations to all who entered!

To view the results for Alexandrina Council and the District Council of Yankalilla please visit their websites.

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