It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2022 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fabulous Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges.
Although the standard across the board was phenomenal, with many entries just missing the list by a tenth of a decimal point, the following pitches stood out to the judges. They created a high level of intrigue, originality, emotion and well-crafted flow, and particularly, an enticing hook upfront and a clear point of difference.
So, without further ado, here are the SHORTLISTS for the TOP pitches. Congratulations to all!
*This year, we are only announcing the Shortlists for our Picture Book and Junior Fiction / Middle Grade categories. Our Young Adult winners will be announced at the final winners’ post. Thank you for your understanding.
Picture Book Category
A Hairy Holiday – J. Horn
Bear at the Fair – A. Burrell
Bob the Fairy – L. McDermott
Brand New and 60,000 years old – C. Foster & S. Kellett
Celeste – K. Miller
Chooks Can’t Meditate – M. Wilson
Grandma Always Everywhere – A. Guest
Have Your Cake – J. Horn
MEGA! – L. Holloway
Mysterious Manta – J. Murphy
Tooth Fairy on Strike – M. Gim
Junior Fiction / Middle Grade Category
Book Busters – E. Damon
Chalky and the Parallels – S. Tyrrell
Ella and the Amazing Frog Orchestra – C. Polimeni
Holly Huntley is Definitely Not Going to the Cross Country Finals – R. McGurk
Ten Pound Pommy Kid – S. Tyrrell
The Exuberant Isabella Dabbler – A. Lidstone
The Farm at the Edge of the Universe – O. Hibbitt
The Ferals – Outback – J. Catalano
The Haunting of Hux Hollow – E. Howard
The Lost Loot of Lima – M. Wray
The Mum for the Job – T. Raffa-Mulligan
Weedy Dandelion – M. McGuinness
Congratulations again! All the best with the final round!
Winners and runners up will be announced on Wednesday November 16.
To see information about the competition, including the guidelines and list of prizes, please head to the following link: