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2022 Student Literary Awards

A group of students stand holding their awards on display in front of them.

Award recipients for the 2022 WriteOn Awards with Professor Peter Shergold, Chair of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Board, and the Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Education and Early Learning.

Last night the Library hosted the 2022 Student Literary Awards which recognised 36 talented young writers from across NSW. 

This event combined two fixtures in the NSW student literary calendar: Write On, an annual writing competition for primary school students, and the Young Writers Showcase, an anthology featuring exemplary compositions by HSC English Extension 2 students.

NSW State Librarian Dr John Vallance said that he hoped the work of this year’s writers was only a beginning for them:

“With such talent across such a wide range of literary genres, the future of writing in Australia is in good hands." 

Congratulations to all students who attended and received awards for their work. 

 If you’re a student currently doing HSC English Extension 2, make sure you bookmark this link to get a spot at our Word eXpress seminar day in November. Bookings open at 8 am on Monday 17 October 2022.

Learn more about the awards.

Group of students from the 2022 Young Writers Showcase stand together.

HSC English Extension 2 students recognised as part of the 2022 Young Writers Showcase, with Dr John Vallance, State Librarian, and the Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Education and Early Learning.