Bold New World: Awards Presentation

2020 Storytelling Competition for International Students

Melbourne Writers Festival and Study Melbourne invite you to the Bold New World virtual awards presentation on 15 October at 6pm (AEDT) where we’ll announce the winners of each category and the People’s Choice award.

Our annual storytelling competition was open to international students living and studying in Victoria who wrote or created a visual work representing their vision of an ideal future.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

A direct link and viewing instructions will be sent to ticket holders prior to the event.


Opening hosted by MWF Program Manager Sonia Nair
Group photo taking via Zoom
Study Melbourne presentation by Fiona Letos
Awards announcement
Reading and presentation of winning entries

‘Once lockdown ended and I walked out again, it was a different Melbourne that welcomed me. A Melbourne whose people had become more considerate of themselves and their relationships.’ – Shaunak Wanikar

‘This pandemic is not a crisis, but a lesson that reminds us of the importance of sustainability, a chance for us to develop a more inclusive and environmentally friendly home.’ – Winnie Wang

‘When we reach out to our neighbors [sic] and friends, we light a lamp of light in their heart. The kindness, generosity and social investment will stay with us.’ – Hung Hsin Ke (Kenny)

View the shortlisted entries.

In partnership with Study Melbourne