Between 2010 and 2019 FOBL ran a writing competition, open to students from public schools in the Balmain area, and Balmain Secondary College. The competition offered generous prizes to participants, and the schools are rewarded not only by the success of their pupils but by a substantial book voucher for their libraries.

FOBL Writing Competition winners are winners in the HSC!

FOBL has been running our Writing Competition for students on the Balmain Peninsula for over 10 years now. Looking at the Honour Roll of the recent HSC results (that is students who obtained a mark of more than 90 in a subject) we were delighted to see the names of eight students who had featured as winners or whose work was highly commended in our FOBL Writing Competitions over the years, from 2014 (when they were in year 5) to 2019 (when they were in year 10).

Our congratulations to:

Florence Collins

Daisy Copping

Oban Cottier

Caitlin Kerr

Zoe Kerr

Otto Paton

Grace Robinson

Lauren Young

We wish them well in whatever they choose to pursue, and we hope that it includes an element of writing, in which they clearly excel.

Due to COVID 19 the Writing Competiton is not running in 2022

The FOBL committee is currently working together with the Balmain library and looking at future involvement with Youth initiatives.

Winning stories and poems can be read below.