We’re blessed with some amazing writing talent here at Northcote College – including the winner of our Year 12 Writing Competition, Tom Escott, and runners-up Joel Bloomfield and Nicolette David. Our congratulations to you all!
Judge Hannah Sieberhagen was impressed by their creativity and incredibly high quality of their work, and said it was a pleasure to read all the entries.
Here’s what the judge had to say about the winning entries
WINNER - TOM ESCOTT - 100 Bricks To Build A Home
The winning piece is astonishingly well-written and runs at a breakneck pace. Evocative of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The
Fire’, with a deliciously distinct
kiwiana twist, it’s a genuine pleasure to read. I couldn’t help but read it out
loud with a wide smile. Congratulations to this young writer with a clear sense
of style and purpose, they have produced a great piece of writing that I’ll be
hearing echoes of in my head for the next week.
RUNNER-UP - JOEL BLOOMFIELD - Joel Is A Prodigy
a picture of a writer filled with confidence and assuredness. However instead
of coming across as narcissistic, the intelligent diction and use of language
features assures the reader that they are hearing from someone worth listening
to. By the end of this piece I was ready to thank the writer for giving me the
privilege of their time and words.
RUNNER-UP - NICOLETTE DAVID - Myself
into a painting that comes to life around you, bursting with gorgeous language
and cultural references. It is a vivid picture of the writer’s life, providing
a snapshot that demonstrates expertise and mastery of the English language.