COMPETITION ARCHIVE

YA Short Story Competition - Book Fair 2016

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The SWWT is delighted that Joan Rylah, MP, Lib., Braddon, could present the prizes to the North West Coast students who were the winners of the YA Short Story Competition. Run in conjunction with the Extravaganza by the Leven:Book Fair for Tasmanian writers held in May, 2016, the Society's thanks go to Joan who generously donated the prize money - and the the judges, Michelle Luck, Raising the Bar (Literacy), Assistant Principal Burnie High School, & Carol Hay, Raising the Bar (Literacy), Parklands High School.

 And the winners are:

First prize: $100.00 - How is this Equal? - Amy Dodwell (15) (home schooled)

Second prize: $60.00 - Marsellaise - Mackenzie Maclaine-cross (14) (Burnie High School)

Third prize: $40.00 - My Dearest Granddaughter - Lilli Markota (12) ) (Parklands High School)

Commended: voucher - My Difference - Summer Scott (13) (Burnie High School)

Commended: voucher - Untitled - Makayla Martin (14) Parklands High School

Congratulations to all the students who entered the competition.

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Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize

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2016 WINNERS:

FIRST PRIZE

On the Beach  

Helen Swain (Tas)

 

SECOND PRIZE

The Beach Eats Boys

Damen O'Brien, Qld.

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Weight of Small Things 

Rebecca Byrne (NSW)

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Last of Her Kind

Liz McQuilkin (Tas)

 

COMMENDED

Imaginary Interiors of Three Real Melbourne Buildings 

Chris Ringrose (Vic)

 

COMMENDED

Edible

Edith Speers (Tas)

 

Congratulations to the 2015 winners in the

Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize.

We thank the judge, Karen Knight.

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1st Prize

Damen O'Brien - 'Poised'


2nd Prize

Damen O'Brien - 'Type Specimen'


Highly Commended

Damen O'Brien - 'Agnosiophobia'

Commended

Iggy Kim

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Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize

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Congratulations to all the entrants who have acheived a placing in the inaugural Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Award, 2014.

We thank the poetry judge, Cameron Hindrum.


First Prize $200.00:  

Marilyn Humbert, Berowra Heights, NSW - Counting Stars

2nd Prize $50.00:

Roger Vickery, Freshwater, NSW - New Year's Eve, Ruined Castle, Aguilas (Eagles)

3rd Prize $20.00:

Faie Dana Watson, Burnie, Tas - Shadow of Changi


Highly Commended:  

 Jan Colville, Mount Stuart, Tas - On Puget Sound


Commended:  

Jill Slack, Gayndah, Qld - Parallel Universe


Finalists: 

Pauline Cleary, Echuca, Vic - Renewal


            Faye Clavi, Mirrabooka, WA - Termite Mounds


            Roger Vickery, Freshwater, NSW - Two Satans


            Kate Tongs, Rose Bay, Tasmania - Walking through Franklin Square


            Ben Walter, New Town, Tasmania - We Didn't Throw Rocks at the Birds

Congratulations to all placegetters.

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MARGOT MANCHESTER MEMORIAL S/s AWARD

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2016 WINNERS:

FIRST PRIZE:

Close To The People

Marian Matta (Vic)

 

SECOND PRIZE:

Rails

Jason Spongberg (Tas)

 

THIRD PRIZE

End of the Line

Leonie Crowden (Tas)

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Retrospect

Felicity Macourt (NSW)

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Up and Running 

Alex Reece Abbott

  

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Memory Tree

Pamela Jeffs (Qld)

 

FINALIST

Where the Heart is

Mike Woodhouse (NSW)

 

FINALIST

A Flash of Electric Blue 

Kerry Lown Whalen (Qld)

 

FINALIST

Norma's Shoes

Christine Johnson (NSW)

 

FINALIST

Final Bid

Christine Johnson (NSW)

 

FINALIST

Devils  

Roger Vickery (NSW)

 

FINALIST

The Lovely Trunk

Beverley Lello (Vic)

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Congratulations to the 2015 winners in the

Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Writing Award.

We thank the judge, Sally Odgers.

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1st Prize

Janeen Samuel- 'Anabranch'


2nd Prize

Christine Johnson - 'Landscape'

 

           Highly Commended          

David Campbell - 'Flotsam'


Commended

'Mister Unpredictable' - by Mike Woodhouse


Commended

Emily Baker - 'Revenge is Sweet'


Highly Commended

Catherine Deery - 'Swinging Gates'


Finalist

Kerrin O'Sullivan - 'Riptide'


Finalist

Carmel Lillis - 'A card carrying member of the human race'


Finalist

Anne B Udy - 'Aftershock'


Finalist

Bruna Costa - The majestic eucalypt'

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MARGOT MANCHESTER MEMORIAL S/s AWARD 2014

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Congratulations to all the entrants who have achieved a placing in the 2014 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award, 2014.

We acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Peter Manchester, and thank the short story judge, Sally Odgers

 First Prize $200.00:    

 Janeen Samuel, Hamilton Victoria - Girl in a Garden

 Second Prize $50.00:

 Pauline Cleary, Echuca, Victoria - People Power

 Highly Commended:    

 Michael Hunt, Lismore NSW - Keeping An Eye Out for Barbara and Ron

Commended:   

 Christine Johnson, Rozelle, NSW - A Piece of Fine Jade

Honorable Mention:  

 Donna Lee Austin, West Hobart, Tasmania - Any Road

 Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, Victoria - A Greyhound Called Forgiveness

Finalists:  

Heather Webster, Langhorne Creek, SA - Peace by Piece

Erin Eiffe, Perth, Tasmania - Daughter, Daughter!

Vicky Daddo, Hazelwood South, Victoria - Water Lillies

Judy Rigby, Caroline Springs, Victoria - The Spider Orchid

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LTLA 2015

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Launceston, Tasmania, Literary Award. We thank the judge, Thomas (TD) McKinnon.

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First Prize: Tangea Tansley, WA - My Mother Was a Russian Spy

Second Prize: Fiona Robertson, Qld - To See The Sun

Third Prize: David Vernon, ACT - Worse Than Nobody

HC: Sharyn Munro, NSW - Last Rites For A Lover

C: Malcolm King, SA - The Apple Pickers

Tasmanian Writer Prize:

Caroline Flood, Tas. - Krapoot Lek

Short-listed:

Meg McNaught, Qld - The Steel Door

Peter Newall, NSW - Rebetika

Kate Elkington, Qld - DNA

Peter Twohig, NSW - Beetlemania

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS, LTLA, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS IN THE  

 

LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA LITERARY AWARD, 2014

 

FIRST PRIZE

Christopher Willis

The Swing Set

Glengowrie, Adelaide, South Australia

 

SECOND PRIZE

K W George

Read to Me

Indooroopilly, Queensland

 

THIRD PRIZE

Iain Murray

The Seven Summits

Williams Landing, Victoria

 

HC:

Christine Johnson

Memory

Rozelle, New South Wales

 

SHORT-LISTED ENTRIES

Barry Divola

The Hugger

Newtown, New South Wales

  

Melanie Grabowski

The Dragon's Ashes

Kingsley, Western Australia

 

Jacqueline Allan

 Up In The Air

 Seaford, Victoria

 

Karen Morrow

Dear Perfect Stranger

Bomaderry, New South Wales

 

Catriona A McKeown

Silas

Tinana, Queensland

 

Kathryn Upton Powell

The Right Place for a Box of Memories

Rostrevor, South Australia

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CHRISTOPHER WILLISS

First Prize winner Christopher Williss

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Christopher Williss of Glengowrie, SouthAustralia, gained First Prize in the Launceston, Tasmania Literary Award, 2014 for his short story The Swing Set.


Bio:

Christopher Williss has a mild addiction to coffee, the ability to swim long distances with ease, and has been to that beach from the film The Beach. A writer from Adelaide, and a Honours graduate in Creative Arts/Creative Writing at Flinders University, he has had his work published in InDaily, and was recently published in Dubnium magazine. When he's not writing or working, you can probably find him in hero-worship over Neil Gaiman... or eating Pad Thai. He really, really, likes Pad Thai.

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K W GEORGE

Second Prize winner K W (Kathy) George

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Kathy George won Second Prize in the Launceston, Tasmania Literary Award, 2014 writing as K W George. Her winning entry was titled Read to Me.

 

Bio:

K W (Kathy) George has a BFA in creative and professional writing and was the winner of the Queensland University of Technology undergraduate writing prize in 2011. She has been published in Stilts and two Margaret River Press anthologies, and has a gothic manuscript under consideration with Hachette Publishers. Her story Read to Me was inspired by her recent experience of breast cancer. She lives in Brisbane with her family and blogs at http://dappledwithdew.blogspot.com/

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IAIN MURRAY

Third Prize winner Iain Murray

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The audience was equally surprised and delighted when Mayor van Zetten announced the name of the third placegetter, Iain Murray, for his short story The Seven Summits. Ian, who is from Victoria, was present in the Launceston Town Hall on the afternoon for the announcement and was able to step forward and say a few words.

            Iain says he has been writing for a little while now. "It's been over a year," he said, continuing that he had done some creative writing at university. He really enjoys reading - and writing. On writing,  "It is something I want to pursue," he said.

Having Initially written his story Iain then began modifying and editing the work over time. "You write it one week and a month later it's 'what was I thinking!" Such is the process of writing.

            Ian went on to say, "Competitions provide writers a good opportunity to experiment with their writing, especially form and style and to find their voice as writers." 

 

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19.09 | 10:41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.
thanks

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03.09 | 11:41

It is too late for our competition so here is a good site to find competitions that are still open.
austwriterscompetitions/AWRFiles/competitions
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01.09 | 07:13

I've only just now discovered your short story competition and saw that entries closed yesterday! I have the perfect story to enter. Is it really too late?

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26.08 | 23:06

I like yous saide& love poetry

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