2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS FINALISTS

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5-7 Age Category

JOINT WINNER!     Aoife Stewart
Problems in Potland
Blossom Harvey
Bubble Baby and the Magic Rattle
Clementine Lyttleton
The Flying Girl Short Story Collection
Cormac Boden
Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Elsie Moore
The Cat who said
JOINT WINNER!     George McGivern
The King Who Hated Christmas
Imogen Maclaren
Why my name is a spelling mistake!
Isla Marshall
Tina's Sea Medicine
JOINT WINNER!     Isla Whitford
William and the Dog Catcher
Ismail Longia-Zaidi
Strange Holiday
Luca Maguregi-Fleming
The Terror Troop of Monsters
Luke Marshall
My Sister
Natalie Wong
Why Didn't You Keep Your Promise Kitty?
Noah Voakes
The Fastest Dog
Orla Campbell
Wilbur!
Rhys Cozier
The Boy Who Said Pardon
Sebastian Lee
The Pirate Had A Parrot
Sophia Sinclair
Misunderstood Maggots
Sophie Wong
The King who ate too many sweets
Tamanna Mandayippurath
Victoria and the Mean and BLOODTHIRSTY Chimera!

8-10 Age Category

JOINT WINNER!     Angelina Thakrar
The Day of the Dead
Charles Calzia
The Battle of the gods
Charlie House
The Battle of Reality and Dream
Dylan Patel
A Chilling Vision
Ethan Williams
The Eyes
Evelyn Power
The Hunt
Henry Brown
8 Wonders of the Solar System
Isobel Eason
Invisible
Jake Menzies
The Sea
Jessica Hackett
Up into the Sky
Kyra Kaur
Dark Mirror
JOINT WINNER!     Matilda Collins
Night Step
Milly Gibson
The House
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Olivia Tomlinson
The Cautionary Tales of Bermuda Hyde
Oona Wicks
Red
Riya Hamie
Vengeance
Robert Ebner-Statt
Piggled
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Somsuryagni Das
Hunted
Sophia "Popsy" Dimitriou
Taken
Tania Rawat
White World

11-14 Age Category

Alice Owen
I didn't mean to come here
Charis Patterson
The Mark
JOINT WINNER!     Eilidh Laurie
As White as Snow
Ellie Roy
Hey, what are you looking at?
Giles White
I Wish I Grew Up in a Time Without Phones
Harry Coldbeck
Bad Dreams
Harry Turner
The world inside my head
JOINT WINNER!     Harry Watson
Prison Life: A Teenage Convict's Perspective
Imogen Coutts
Pretty Equals Dumb
Jack Guzewich
The Struggles of Being a Twig
Jamie Williams
The Maid
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Jessica Anderson
Billy and I, I and Billy
Kitty Taylor
Halfway
Megan Degazon
Eve
Najibah Chowdhury
Echoes of Machine Guns
Quinn Goodliffe
A Wolf by the River
Saima Ahmed
Verily, Freedom Will Not Find Me
Rafaella Markides
The Monster
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Tegan Harris
Peace or Pieces
Verity Lawson
All Around me

15-17 Age Category

Amber De Ruyt
Magic
JOINT WINNER!     Amber Marino
The Journalist
Andrew Jobling
Gaunt
Anna Gibbs
The Entertainer's Son
Artemis Redican
The Pomegranate and the Rose
Ben Mudlally
The Journey
JOINT WINNER!     Charlotte Morgan
Desire of the Soul
Dehayna Thomas
Change
Elizabeth Gill
The storm wailed
Eloise Lewis
A Colourful World
Esther Butterworth
Shaken
Helena Mitchell
A Mather's Love
James Garbett
The Puppet
Justin Chow
His Guide
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Lily Davies
Lost in a Crowd of Daffodils
Mahira Choudhary
He bent down and kissed his muddy homeland
Reyah Martin
The Circus
Rhiannah Price
Penny For Your Thoughts?
Scarlett Ward
Paterfamilias
Zahra Grieve
The Digital Age

18-25 Age Category

Claire Joicey
Duplicate
Ellie Courtman
Almost there
WINNER!     Fabiana Conte Luque
Unforgettable Sounds
Felicity Ramsden
Expecting
Freya Noble
The Terrible Terrible Ms Demetri
Georgia Price
The Four Horsemen
Julia Whitehouse
Tidal
Julie Toal
After the After Party
Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Four, Two, Three
Kym Deyn
Fortuna
HIGHLY COMMENDED     Laurence Sullivan
Clouding the Future
Liam Laing
Glass Houses
Lottie Carter
Stranger under streetlamps
Madeleine Wagner
Hunted
Molly Looby
The Diary of Hollie Mandeville
Rachel Mason
Vanguard
Rachel Patterson
Breathe
Shannon Perry
Beautiful Moments
Sophie-Louise Howat
The Woman In White
Zoe Screti
One Hundred Roses Sent to Sea

FOR GOOD Award

The FOR GOOD Award for Non-Fiction has been introduced to encourage 15-25 year olds to write essays or articles that celebrate the positive impact that people can have on each other, their community and the world we live in.

Andrew Lamont
Accepting Help
Deanna Giles
Outline how communities like Nerdfighteria use the internet to empower people and spread positivity around the world
JOINT WINNER!     Isabelle Emma Stokes
One Day
Lynsey Hannah
A Little Bit Of Positivity
Niamh Ruston
The Girl in the Headscarf
Rochelle Bisson
Your Word is Power
Siobhan Doyle
Reading is FUN!
JOINT WINNER!     Sophie Arthur
For Good
Tarzina Khatun
Foreign Disillusions