Investigator College is very proud of our successful student writers, with Year 6 student Myla Wegener taking out the overall prize in the Alexandrina Council area for the 2018 Mayors’ Short Story Challenge! This is the second year in a row that Myla has been awarded the overall prize. What a fantastic achievement!
The annual Mayors’ Short Story Challenge is a highlight throughout Fleurieu schools. Offering students from Reception to Year 10 the opportunity to submit writing, the Alexandrina, Victor Harbor and Yankalilla Councils provide a valuable real life experience for our young writers to have their work judged by experts. This competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase their literacy and creativity skills.
We value this amazing opportunity and have been entering the competition for more than seven years, each year achieving shortlistings and sometimes the coveted overall prize. Proceeds from the competition have enabled the College to take 40-50 students to the annual Meet the Writers Festival in Adelaide. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear some of Australia’s best young adult fiction writers speak about their work and further fosters the enthusiasm and creativity of our most talented and passionate readers and writers.
Qadosh Cane-Mitchell, Ebony Hughes, Ella McFarland, Myla Wegener, Leah Turnbull, Rafael Zorkovic and Saskia Zorkovic were all shortlisted in this year’s competition.
Congratulations to all participants!