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General News · 16th September 2012
Cortes Literacy Outreach
Literacy Outreach is happy to announce this year's winners for the Young Writer's Competition. All the entries were very creative and it is so exciting to have such great writers in our midst here on Cortes! Thank you to all participants for your entries!

In the age 10 -12 category, the winners are:

First Place - Georgia McKnight, Taken
Second Place - Osha Dombrowski, Runaway Pirate
Third Place - Olivia Leyden, The Trees of Kalanas

In the age 13 - 16 category, the winners are:

First Place - Isa McKenty, James Edward
Second Place - Bhajan Ananda, Arra Defeated
Third Place - Radhika Raturi, Antonio & Rosetta

Cortes Literacy Outreach would like to thank our volunteer judges who read all the stories and made notes on their feedback for the writer's.

The First Place winners will each receive a $100 cheque, made possible by a generous donation from two anonymous supporters. Thank you for valuing the encouragement of young writer's in our community!

All participants will receive anonymous feedback from the judges, as well as a bound print copy of their story. By the end of October, a bound copy of each story will also be available for anyone in the community to read. Details to follow.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!
Congrats all you young writers!
Comment by Jean on 16th September 2012
It's so great to hear that Cortes young people are expressing their creativity in writing. Congratulations to all the winners of prizes and to all the young writers who entered. You are winners for doing the work of writing and sending it out into the world for judging. None of you has lost in the process. Keep on writing, everyone!