Competition

CYA Conference is please to announce the following winners in the 2016 Competition season.

Where positions are tied, they are listed alphabetically by name.


Hatchlings (8 - 18 years) 

Category 1 - Picture Books 

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman  - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st:       Love Can Be Anything – Daphne W

2nd:  The Lost Property Bucket – Elise R 


Category 2 - Chapter Books and Novels

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman  - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st: Subversion – Jessica M

2nd: The Piano – Celine N

3rd: Stuck Up High - Emilee C

 

Category 3 - Illustrated Picture books, Graphic Novels and Middle grade Novels.

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman  - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House 

1st: Hansel and Gretel – Genevieve S

1st: Seasonal Stories – Ruby S


 

Aspiring:

Category 1 - Picture Books - Preschool

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia

1st: Oh, So Many Kisses! – Maura Finn

2nd: There’s No Such Thing As Monsters – Helen Parr

3rd: By The Billabong – Maura Finn 

 

Category 2 - Picture Books - Primary

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia

1st: The Midnight Feast – Kim Astill

2nd: Missy’s Mess - Fiona Burrows

3rd: My Granny Has A Secret – Rachel Noble

 

 

Category 3 - Picture Books - Primary - Non Fiction

Final Editor Judge: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia

1st: Loop the Loop – Jenny Gahan

2nd: Mammalphabet – Janeen Samuel

3rd: Book Stars: May Gibbs – Liz Ledden 

 

 

Category 4a - Chapter Books - Younger Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman  - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st: Vikings Behaving Badly – Catherine Pelosi

2nd: Bug Boy goes Camping – Marian McGuinness

3rd: Socks or Undies – Darrelle Spenceley

HC: The Adventure of Lock and Gem - Magic Meets Mad Science –Karen Byrnes

 

 

Category 4b - Chapter Books - Older Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman  - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st: Over Ice Under Sea - Marian McGuinness

2nd: Winifred Weatherby Saves the Century – Alison Stegert

3rd: The World Writer: Isaac Ross – Nat Amoore

 

Category 5 - Young Adult

Final Editor Judge: Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia.

1st: Bram - Helen Shorrocks

2nd: Foundling - Kate Griffith

3rd: Second Shot - Terri-Anne Green

HC: Unspoken Rules – Laura Wilson

 

 

Category 6 - Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels

Editor Judge: Rochelle Manners, Publisher – Wombat Books     

1st: Six Sleepy Mice - Heidi Cooper Smith

2nd: The Stolen Button - Marianna Shek

3rd: Kate and the Thing - Heidi Cooper Smith

HC: The Green Man and Brown Mountain - Gracie Adamson

HC: Bandit’s Band - Vair Buchanan

 

 

Category 8 - Illustrations            

Editor Judge: Rochelle Manners, Publisher – Wombat Books

1st: Option 2 - Flower Farmer - Emma Middleton

2nd: Option 1 - Squire Chambers – Takara Beech

3rd: Option 2 - Flower Farmer -  Julie  Hill

HC: Option 1 - Squire Chambers - Kathryn Jean Harrison 

HC: Option 1 - Squire Chambers - Vincent Cavanagh

 

Published Author:

Final Judge Editor: Clare Hallifax – Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia 

There is only one winner taken from ALL sections in Published.


Winner: Bessie And Mo : Hat : Freya And The Scaredy-Dog – Karen Collum


YA Novels & Chapter Books:

HC: Eco Rangers Book One - Pelican in Peril – Candice Lemon-Scott

HC: Rick and the Mechanical Shark – Candice Lemon-Scott

HC: Strange Creatures – Chris Bell 


Picture Books:

HC: You're Doing It Wrong! – Ann Harth

HC: Jasper Juggles Jellyfish : Weeds! – Ben Long

 

Illustrations: Illustrated Picture Books 

HC: A Dog’s Life - Julia Wakefield

HC: My Wife - Paul Falkenberg

HC: Stray Cat Slim - Paul Falkenberg


Congratulations! 


Thank you to all our Final Editor Judges. It’s a big task to put your own time into this style of judging, so THANK YOU!

Clare Hallifax, Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

Katrina Lehman, Senior Editor for  Penguin Random House

Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers 

Rochelle Manners, Publisher for Wombat Books

Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia

 


Thank you to all the volunteer judges: 

Ally Howard, Amanda Gardiner, Brenda Gurr, Carly Taylor, Cassandra Webb, Chris Bell, Chrissie Krebs, Claire    Saxby, Debbie Kahl, DebraTidball, Elizabeth Kasmer, Giuseppe Poli, Heather Gallagher, Jackie Randall, Julie Murphy, Karen Collum, Kaylene Hobson, Kaz Delaney, Lynn Ward, Michelle Worthington, Maryanne O'flynn, Natalie Hatch, Nicky Albrecht, Rebecca Sheraton, Rebecca Newman, Samantha Wheeler, Shannon Horsefall, Sue-Ellen Pashley, Taryn Bashford and Tina Marie Clark.

Without you all - we couldn’t have this competition. THANK YOU!

To everyone else who entered, who didn’t place, CONGRATULATIONS for having the courage to put your work out there, in front of a faceless stranger, to received feedback, THANK YOU for entering. We hope that the feedback you get helps you on your journey towards creating a better story! 

All feedback will be emailed out by 31st August as per the guidelines.


All artwork and final placing for whole categories will be posted by 31st August.


The 2016 competition is closed. 

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