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Young Writers Awards 2023 Judges

The names of the judges will be published after entries are closed.

The judging process
  • State Library staff will check entries for eligibility. 
  • Entries are provided to the judging panel. The panel will deliberate remotely.   
  • This competition is judged anonymously.   
  • Judges will award first prize to the short story that possesses the highest literary merit.   
  • The judges may award one winner and up to three runners up, in order of merit. The panel may also note up to five highly commended entries. 
  • Results will be published on social media and on the State Library website. 
  • State Library and the Young Writers Award judges do reserve the right not to award a prize in a category, but this should be first discussed with State Library staff.