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Celebration of Literature

The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition

The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth - and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!

As a part of the 2017 Somerset Celebration of Literature, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Novella Writing Competition supported by Bond University and Penguin Group.

Entries are now open! Click here to enter.


2016 National Winner

Ngrimmirra - Louisa Gardner, Santa Maria College

2016 State Winners

  • Ngrimmirra - Louisa Gardner, Santa Maria College (Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia)
  • Lost Scars - Ruby Traucnieks, All Saints Anglican School (Queensland and Northern Territory)
  • The Silver Necklace - Alex Turner-Cohen, Roseville College (Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales)

Bond and Penguin Random House