To celebrate the stories and experiences of international students in Melbourne, we have been running a storytelling competition as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
The theme for 2021 was 'Melbourne Beginnings'.
Congratulations to this year’s six outstanding winners, selected by our judge and members of the public. You can enjoy their stories here:
Winner — Visual
Winner — English Language Learning
Winner — High School
Winner — Vocational Education & Training
Winner — Higher Education
Winner — People’s Choice Award
Congratulations to all of our finalists for this year.
Finalists — High School
- Yufei Wang, Melbourne beginnings
- Zihan Liu, The Pink Lake
Finalists — Higher Education
- Seng Doi, Just Begin
- Iris Maher, Far Away in Australia
- Denise Hung, a fish out of water
- Yokki Ang, The Start of Something Magical
Finalists — Vocational Education & Training
- Nikita Santosh Naik, Melbourne and Me
- Taylor Freitas, Travel Tips from a stranger