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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.


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