Paula Morris, a Dean Devin Award judge and associate professor at the University of Auckland, was impressed with this year’s entries, compiling a list of opportunities for young writers to distribute in Southland schools.
The Dean Devin Literary Awards looked a little different this year, the ceremony was held at Zoom.
Due to lockdown restrictions, the awards, held online Wednesday night, were hosted by the Dean Devin Foundation, which supports creative writing in Southland.
Authors from across Southland were invited to submit their creative pieces earlier this year for a chance to win a انعام 250 main prize, and the competition drew more than 100 entries.
The winner of the junior section was Sacha Armstrong, of Aprema College, for his title. After life Judge Paula Morris said Armstrong did a good job of immersing readers in the story.
The other was Daphne Ricketts of Vakafipo High School. A permanent journey, And third place went to Jacob Collins of Aparema College. Only fourteen.
The winner of the senior section was announced for Wakatipo High School’s Finn Hingston. Time and waveKate John Stone of James Hargist College came in second. Red cardAnd Alice Smith of Eprima College came in third. Life jacket
Morris said Hungston’s story was a perfect example of a master of tone and timing.
In the adult section, Andrew Watson was declared the first place winner. Bird on the wireless pole – “A measured, wonderful story about the relationship between a man and a young child. It’s funny without being emotional,” Morris said.
Troy Holiday was ranked second. The sweetest note.Edna Weiden came in third. Rehearsal
This year’s Dean Devine Writer in Residence recipient Colin Maria Lenhan, T. Rarwa, author of Ngopohi and Irish descent, and based in Auckland, spoke at the event, encouraging writers to spend time honoring their craft.
“Writing is a muscle, the more you use it, the better,” he said.
Lenharan arrived in Anwar Kargil on Sunday before moving to Malik Alert Level 4 in August, and said he was grateful to be in the city.
“On arrival, I was immediately amazed by the amazing South Manakitanga. [hospitality]. ”
Residency takes place between August 11 and September 5 at the Yule House of the Southern Institute of Technology, but may be extended to allow Lenihan to hold workshops when the alert level is low.