The Golden Pen

From Tincurrin to Christmas Island, daydreamers, storytellers and change makers shared their writing with us in 2020 for our annual writing award. Receiving more than 260 entries across three categories, the panel of expert judges and the Scribblers Festival team were blown away by the quality and creativity on show from young Scribblers. The diverse range of entries showed knowledge and maturity responding to the theme, Planet Earth and it was evident from the wide range of submissions that young people have a desire to protect our planet and to bring about environmental change.

Congratulations to our major category winners, Liv Fechner, Summer Allen and Ellen Vigus and thank you to our panel of expert judges - Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky, and writers Will Kostakis and Nadia King, who had the hard task of choosing the winners.  

You can read all the entries from our winning and shortlisted writers and find out the inspiration behind their entries over at the Blog.
The Golden Pen Writing Award for 2021 will be launching in October!

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