Watch the full prize announcement here.

The National Young Writers Festival, on behalf of Hachette Australia and Express Media, is excited to present the prize announcement for the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers as part of our 2023 program.

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award which was open this year to Australian secondary school-aged students across the country. The Prize aims to ignite passion for creative writing and poetry in the minds of Australia’s secondary school students, and to encourage them to pursue writing and publishing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. It recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry.

In this event, join author and prize mentor Pip Harry as we showcase the shortlisted submissions, and announce the 2023 winners!

Full readings of shortlisted works will be available online at after the event.

Presented in partnership with Express Media.