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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.

A big THANK YOU to the Friends of the Victor Harbor Library who donate the section winner prizes, of a $50 book voucher, each year.

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

Details for the 2020 competition will be avaliable in Feburary, 2020.


The Mayors' Short Story Challenge 2019 Results

Shortlisted Entries and Winners

Victor Harbor Reception to Year 2 Section

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Quinn

Nightingale

Encounter Lutheran College

Quinn and Dads Adventures

Daniel

Sherriff

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Stick Man Christmas

Matthew

Sullivan

Encounter Lutheran College

How I met a Spider

Hannah

Swan

Victor Harbor R-7 School

The Amazing Caterpillar

Section Winner - Daniel Sherriff

Victor Harbor Year 3 to Year 4 Section

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Chloe

Peachey

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Go, Chicken, Go!!

Holly

Brown

Encounter Lutheran College

The Blossom Tree

Summer

Hayward

Investigator College

A Mysterious Bag

Matilda

Moore

Victor Harbor R-7 School

Zoo Escape

Section Winner - Chloe Peachey

Victor Harbor Year 5 to Year 7 Section

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Scarlett

Spees

Encounter Lutheran College

Soulmates

Eliza

Altamura

Investigator College

The Gate

Jarred

McCombe

Investigator College

The Magical Earthworm

Myla

Wegener

Investigator College

The Monster Under Your Bed

Section Winner - Eliza Altamura

Victor Harbor Year 8 to Year 10  

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Ebony

Hughes

Investigator College

White Flower

Gabby

Cook

Investigator College

I am a hero

Georgina

Tenny

Investigator College

Front Door Boy

Chontelle

George

Victor Harbor High School

Nothing

Section Winner - Gabby Cook

Overall Winner: Gabby Cook - Investigator College

Investigator College- Victor Harbor 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.