Young writers recognised during Mayors' Short Story Challenge.

Deputy Mayor Simon Rothwell, District Council of Yankalilla Archie Gibbs, Yankalilla Area School Mayor Keith Parkes, Alexandrina Council Cara Docherty, Mount Compass Area School Mayor Moira Jenkins, City of Victor Harbor Gabby Cooke, Investigator College (Victor Harbor Campus).
Deputy Mayor Simon Rothwell, District Council of Yankalilla Archie Gibbs, Yankalilla Area School Mayor Keith Parkes, Alexandrina Council Cara Docherty, Mount Compass Area School Mayor Moira Jenkins, City of Victor Harbor Gabby Cooke, Investigator College (Victor Harbor Campus).

A number of young writers from across the Fleurieu have had their talents recognised as part of the 2019 Mayors' Short Story Challenge.

An initiative of Alexandrina Council, the City of Victor Harbor and the District Council of Yankalilla, the Challenge aims to encourage school children of all ages to indulge in their creative writing skills.

A staggering 1010 short stories were submitted by students from schools around the region

Winners of the 2019 Mayors' Short Story Challenge were announced at a celebration held at the Goolwa Library on Wednesday evening, September 4.

More than 200 people gathered to revel in the talents of the region's young writers and recognise the mountain of work carried out throughout all 1010 submissions.

Individual category winners received a $50 book voucher, with overall winners from each council area receiving a $100 voucher.

The school from which each overall winner originated also received $1000 from their respective council.

In presenting the awards, the mayors from each council praised the children who took up the challenge and demonstrated and developed their creative writing skills.

The three public libraries of each council were also thanked for their coordination of the challenge, as were the principals, teacher-librarians, teachers and student service officers who played key roles in encouraging their students to enter and showcase their talents.

Prizes were provided by the respective councils and Friends of the Library groups.

2019 Mayors' Short Story Challenge Winners: