The Pitch It! Competition team have been absolutely blown away by the sheer success of Just Write For Kids’ first writing competition! The judges particularly made note of the wide variety and quality of entries, submitted by many talented writers across a range of genres from picture books, junior fiction to young adult. We had a whopping 100 entries!! Thank you to everyone who put in the time and effort to enter their pitches!

Heartfelt thanks to our judges, who conducted their scoring with the most objectivity, fairness and professionalism. Thank you Dianne Bates, Debra Tidball and Kellie Byrnes for tirelessly marking each and every one of those 100 entries!

Judges based their decisions on a range of criteria, including consideration of the entry conditions, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and quality and strength of the pitch.

So, out of these entries, we have been able to create a longlist of the TOP 20 pitches. And an additional TWO Wild Card entries have been added to this list and will be automatically included in the shortlist for their potential as seen by individual judges. Congratulations!

Alicorns Welcome Here

Amethystine Spark and the Accursed Harp

Boss of the Walking School Bus

Cat and Dog


Dolphins Aren’t Vegans

Flossy’s Flowers

Georgie’s Shorts

Goodnight Little Angler

I Don’t Want to be a Pirate!

Katie and the Nit Fairy

Monster Raffle

My Two Tummies


Please Don’t Bring Your Python to School

Princess Paige of Pine Creek Primary

The Bog Girl

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

There are Fleas in My Peas

The Youngest Spellbinder

Toy Mountain

What Got Gary?


Congratulations again! Look out soon for the Pitch It! Competition Shortlist! To be judged by Emily Lighezzolo.

Good Luck! 🙂


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