2018 PCS Writing Competition


On November 27 finalists and their families were invited to a special awards ceremony at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale to celebrate the creative achievements. Of the nine students shortlisted, six were Barrenjoey
students. Designed in current fashions of fast or flash fiction, the challenge was to be expressive but also succinct. Students were given a stimulus, a lighthouse, and were marked according to their control of language, their originality and their use of the stimulus. Students only had 500 words to make an impact on our judges (Libby Armstrong from Beachside Book and Alan Jones a writer and parent from Pittwater High).

Congratulations again to the finalists and thank you to all 33 Barrenjoey students who entered.

Belle Turner PCS Comp Year 11 (Stage 6 winner)

Flynn Maynard  Year 11 (Stage 6 second place)

Zoe Coles Year 10 (Stage 5 winner)

Bruna Gomes Year 10 (Stage 5 second place)

Lucinda Coolee Year 7 (Stage 4 second place)

Tim Bradford 7 (Stage 4 third place)

Photos courtesy of Zoe Kemp Year 11

Click on each of the winners’s names to read their work.


Congratulations to Bruna Gomes whose story was shortlisted in the Pittwater Writing Competition – you can read her work The Night Tour here