Creative writing winners announced for Muswellbrook & Upper Hunter Eisteddfod

THE exceptional prose of Muswellbrook South Public School students was recently rewarded by the Muswellbrook & Upper Hunter Eisteddfod.

So, it was no surprise to find out the pupils did extremely well when the results of the creative writing division were announced at the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music.

Paxton Hann, Riley Jeans, Kiara de Looze, Ruby George, Maelie Parker and Brodie Schmarr all collected certificates for their efforts.

In the secondary poetry section, Singleton’s Erin Dempster took home a trophy following her first place.

Convenor Adrienne Casey was thrilled with the excellent response to the competition.

“I’m delighted with the quality and calibre of the work submitted,” she said.

“There were lots of smiling faces at the presentation – from parents to children.

“Many thanks go to our excellent adjudicator Tracie Lark for her professionalism and support of the creative writing division.”

Creative writing results:

Short story – 8 years and under

Ruby George 1st

Maelie Parker 2nd

Brodie Schmarr 3rd

Kiara de Looze highly commended

Riley Jeans highly commended

Paxton Hann highly commended

Sophie Bridge highly commended

Short story – 10 years and under

Emily Taylor 1st

Darcy Taylor 2nd

Short story – 12 years and under

Aimee Ryan highly commended

Erin Ryan highly commended

Short story – 16 years and under

Sarah Elliott 1st

Erin Dempster 2nd

Original poem/prose

Erin Dempster 1st

Letters to the editor

Primary

Caitlin Atkinson 1st

Letters to the editor

Secondary

Erin Dempster highly commended