A Story in Miniature - 2023 writing competition

The 2023 A Story in Miniature writing competition has drawn to a close and we received over 331 entries from over 100 schools across Victoria!
Thank you to each person who entered our writing competition. The judging panel was impressed with the range of stories and the interesting appraochces that each person took toward creating their own story in miniature.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners and runners-up for the A Story in Miniature competition. Congratulations to each one!

You can read each of the entries below. The winning entries will also be published in the final edition of Idiom later this year.

Year 7 and 8 category
There were 144 entries in this category

Zaara Khayer (Year 8, University High School) – Number Twenty-Three

Selena Feng (Year 8, Methodist Ladies' College) – Gentle Night

Year 9 and 10 category
There were 109 entries in this category

Joshua Grace (Year 9, Carwatha P-12 College) – Feathers of Serendipity

David Wang (Year 10, Melbourne High School) – The Businessman’s Lavatory

Year 11 and 12 category
There were 47 entries in this category

Emma Wu (Year 12, Presbyterian Ladies’ College) – 'Metamorphosis

Matilda Crosbie (Year 11, Braybrook College) – Impermanence

Teacher category
There were 31 entries in this category

Anna Carrig (Northcote High School) – An Exchange

Dean Millard (Caroline Chisholm Catholic College) – 'The Mess'

Click here to view the 2022 winners and runners up.

Teaching package

You can continue to access the A Story in Miniature teaching resource, which includes annotated examples of the winning entries from 2022, ideas for teaching the themes of each story, discussion questions, and writing activities mapped to each of the winning entries, through the 'Resources' section of your VATE account. To access the resource, log into your VATE account in the top righthand corner and under your name click 'Resources'. You will see the resource in the results that pop up or you can click here if you are already logged in.