Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competitions for Youth 2014 – Shortlists Announced

logo twitterWe’d like to say a great big Thank You to all the young people and schools who submitted entries to our Creative Writing Competitions for Youth. As always, we had a great response and we’re now delighted to announce our shortlists in the following categories below. The winners will be announced at the Opening Night of Listowel Writers’ Week on 28th May at The Arms Hotel, Listowel.

Creative Writing for 9 years and under

Ciara Hogan for Any Second Now

Ellen Mackessy for Whispers

Niall Rudden for A Book-Tastic Adventure

Creative Writing for 12 years and under

Andrew Moynihan for My Adventures

Grace Kilmartin for Charlotte

Matty O’Connell for The Case

Sarah McKenna for Wind

Creative Writing for 14 years and under

Jake Kelly for The Dark Night

Fionnúir O’Sullivan for Storm Harvest

Anna Cockrell for An Eventful Journey

Creative Writing for 16 years and under

Molly O’Mahony for Roses, inmates and a game of Snap

Sahra Hassan for A Dreamer’s Wish

Emer Owens for Billows

Creative Writing for 18 years and under

Eanna Hardwicke for “…it was terrific theatre

Laura Enright for Singing at a Funeral

Niamh MacSweeney for Childhood Memories

Liadan O’Sullivan for Barbeque Daze

A Limerick for all age groups up to 18 years

Evan McMahon for The Bully

Alex Kane for Limerick

Emma Faley for Limerick

Creative Writing for Special Educational Needs

14 years and under:

Jordan O’Grady for A Day Farming with My Father

Rachel O’Connor for In Praise of Winter

18 years and under:

Kelvin Varian for Rocky and the Bull

Emily Kehoe for My Perfect Day in West Cork