The Great Beginnings contest closed with a remarkable thirty-eight entries – and I mean remarkable in every sense of the word. The quality of the writing was of a very high standard, and I know from the comments of our judges that they all enjoyed their tasks tremendously. You needed an average score of 95/100 and above to final.
Because of the sheer amount of entries, and with each entry needing to be read by five different judges for fairness, the need was great this year for willing judges. And the Great turned up. ? Fifty-one of you! Thank you all for putting your hands up to help out your organisation. The words are said often, but in this instance, they couldn’t be truer – without your help, this contest would not have got off the ground. Thank you once more for your help in making this contest run smoothly.
All the very best of luck to our deserving Finalists in the last round of judging. And thank you for representing our organisation with your incredible talent.
GB FINALISTS 2018 (in random order)
Stephanie Ruth x2
Wendy and Leonie Wethey w/a Sonya Leowen
Great Beginnings contest manager 2018
RWNZ announces the finalists in the unpublished authors full book contest in no particular order:
Jennifer Raines GRACE UNDER FIRE
Frances Dall’Alba’s LITTLE BLUE BOX
Wendy Wethey and Leonie Wethey THE FILMSTAR AND THE FASHIONISTA
Catherine J Hudson FINDING SOLACE
Their manuscripts will be going to an editor for final placings. We wish them all luck.