Results for the 2022 ‘What Matters?’ Tasmania writing competition are now out!
So many fantastic entries have been received in the 2022 ‘What Matters?’ Tasmania writing competition! Check out the winning entries below!
2022 Tasmanian State Award Winners
- Category Winner – Zoe Gangell ‘The Line Went Silent’ (PDF, 101KB)
- Runner Up – Nicola Morgan ‘What Matters is Time’ (PDF, 95KB)
- Highly Commended – Amelia Donaldson ‘Forever Fragile’ (PDF, 94KB)
- Highly Commended – Emma Elliott ‘I’m About to ask you to Believe Something Radical’ (PDF, 96KB)
- Category Winner – Freya Smith ‘Stories Matter’ (PDF, 98KB)
- Runner Up – Oenone Schofield ‘A Toast – To Bringing Back the Good Times’ (PDF, 97KB)
- Highly Commended – Dorcas Sezabo ‘Seeking protection’ (PDF, 96KB)
- Category Winner – Eve Charlesworth ‘Summer Days’ (PDF, 98KB)
- Runner Up – Hamish Ayre ‘The Pirate of Maria Island’ (PDF, 96KB)
- Highly Commended – An Le ‘YOU’ (PDF, 94KB)
- Category Winner – Lucy Breen ‘Different but the Same’ (PDF, 96KB)
- Runner Up – Pallavi Haribhakth ‘She is Perfect’ (PDF, 94KB)
- Highly Commended – Jorgia Eyles ‘Weathering the Storm’ (PDF, 96KB)
Overall Tasmanian Winner
About the ‘What Matters?’ Writing Competition
‘What Matters?’ is a national writing competition run by the Whitlam Institute (within Western Sydney University). It gives Years 5 to 12 students from around Australia the opportunity to write about what matters to them in society today. This may mean considering the following questions:
- What actions do you think should be taken to build a better society?
- What would you change if you could?
- What do you want other people to care about?
Students enter an original written work between 400-600 words in prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction.
National Awards and Prizes
The results of the national 2022 ‘What Matters?’ writing competition will be announced later in the year.
Discover the 2021 winning entries by accessing the Whitlam Institute’s website.
Tasmanian State Awards and Prizes
Tasmanian students who enter the national competition are automatically entered into ‘What Matters? Tasmania’. Like the national competition, prizes are awarded in four categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.
Category Winners receive $350, and $200 is awarded to each Category Runner Up.
An Overall Tasmanian Winner is selected from the Category Winners, and receive an additional prize provided by the Department for Education, Children and Young People.