2017 Peter Cowan 600 Words Short Story Competition

The results for the Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition are now available. The judge, Peter Jeffery, OAM gave his generous report on the Awards Day, before awarding the writers and hearing the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their stories and, keep writing.

 

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Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Third Prize Winner Tabetha Beggs

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Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Maureen Watkins (Highly Commended)

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Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Novice Award Winner Lynne Jones

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Left to right, Maureen Watkins (Highly Commended), Peter Jeffery, OAM (Competition Judge), Tabetha Beggs (Third Prize) and Lynne Jones (Novice Award).

Please click here for the Judges Report 2017 PC600SS

Results

  • First Place was awarded to Leslie Thiele for ‘No Trouble’
  • Second Place was awarded to Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Cruising Vanuatu’
  • Third Place was awarded to Tabetha Beggs for ‘When The Children Came’
  • The Novice Award went to Lynne Jones for ‘Egg Shells’
  • The Judge’s Encouragement for Youth Award went to Laura Cheek for ‘Midnight Streets’

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Maureen Watkins for ‘To Lose Someone’
  • Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Balzac In A Bag’
  • Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Guitar Boy’
  • Carmel Lillis for ‘Urban Ghost’

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Sean Crawley for ‘Submission’
  • Carmel Lillis for ‘What a Man Needs’
  • Helen Lyne for ‘Goodbye Atlanta Ga’
  • Raylene Brown for ‘Spinout’

 

2016 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

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From left to right: Judge Peter Jeffery, OAM, Anne Blair, Shey Marque, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Siobhan Hodge, Skyelar Duffy, Andrew R Levett, Shane McCauley

The results for the 2016 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize are now available. At the Awards Celebration on 19 November 2016 the judge, Peter Jeffery, OAM, gave out some valuable feedback and we had the opportunity to hear the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their poems.
Results

• First Place was awarded to Stephen Smithyman for ‘Half Way and Back’
• Second Place was awarded to Shey Marqe for ‘Unpicking a Bird’
• Third Place was awarded to Renee Pettitt-Schipp for ‘On Forgetting’
• The Novice Poet Award went to Denise Parker for ‘Famine on the Plenty’
• The Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth went to Luke Bradshaw Poier for “Beethoven’s 9th”

Four Highly Commended Certificates (in no particular order) went to:
• Shane McCauley for ‘Going with the Flow’
• Damen O’Brien for ‘Extinct’
• Damen O’Brien for ‘Revelation According to Java’
• Siobhan Hodge for ‘Fushimi Inari’

Four Commended Certificates (in no particular order) went to:
• A.R. Levett for ‘Paternal Lessons’
• Anne Blair for ‘Validation’
• Skyelar Duffy for ‘A Teenage Tightrope’
• Anne Blair for ‘The Stones Cry Out’

GPPP Judge’s Report

 

 

2016 Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

TGJL2016The results for the 2016 Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Award for Prose are now available. At the Awards Celebration on 10 September 2016 the judge, Shane McCauley, gave out some valuable feedback and we had the opportunity to hear the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their prose and keep writing.

 
 
(From Left to Right: Nicolette van Shie De Roos), Glen Phillips and Rita Tognini

Youth
The Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth went to:
Adam Lamb for ‘A Mind in Motion’

Four Commended Certificates went to:
Linda Carter for ‘A Silken Trail’
Rob Walker for ‘The Question’
Jennifer Bryant for ‘Plastic Bags: An Environmental Scapegoat?’
Karen Lethlean for ‘Do It or Surf It’

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:
Helen Dewar for “Cleaning Silver’
Margot Ogilvie for ‘Sharing a Sunrise’
Garry Hurle for ‘Unmasking Old Father Time’
Nicolette van Schie-de Roos for ‘Notes from the Staffroom’

Third Place was awarded to Christine Johnson for ‘Listen. Remember.’
Second Place was awarded to Michael Woodhouse for ‘A Life of Music’
First Place was awarded to Rita Tognini for ‘A Good Foundation’

Click here for the Judges Report

2016 Patron’s Prize for Poets

The results for the 2016 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition are now available. At the Awards Celebration on 16 July 2016 the judge, Liana Joy Christensen, gave out some valuable feedback and we had the opportunity to hear the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their poems and keep writing.

Link to Judge’s Report

PPPC 2016 Winners

From left to right: Shey Marque (Commended); Rita Tognini (Highly Commended); Madeleine Tingey (First Place); Shane McCauley (Commended); Competition Judge, Dr Liana Joy Christensen; Ross Jackson (Highly Commended & Third Place) and; Emily Siggs (Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth)  

Results

  • First Place was awarded to Madeleine Tingey for ‘In the Suburbs’
  • Second Place was awarded to Marjorie Lewis-Jones for ‘Paddle a Glass Lake’
  • Third Place was awarded to Ross Jackson for ‘Four Reflections in Plate Glass off King Street’
  • The Novice Poet Award went to Judy Winchester for ‘Root and Branch’
  • The Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth went to Emily Siggs for ‘Tuesday Mornings’

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Dave Drayton for ‘Fences’
  • Ross Jackson for ‘Humanless Places’
  • Christopher Ringrose for ‘The Road to Damascus’
  • Rita Tognini for ‘The Same’

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Shane McCauley for ‘Gabirol’s Golem’
  • Shey Marque for ‘A Geranium Grows in the Wall’
  • Shey Marque for ‘Chasing Cello Joe’
  • Damen O’Brien for ‘The Saturday Afternoon Football Call’

Peter Cowan 600 Words Short Story Competition

The results for the Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition are now available. The judge, Laurie Steed gave his generous report on the Awards Day, before awarding the writers and hearing the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their stories and, keep writing.

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From left to right: PCWC President, Keith Melrose; Samuel Turco (Commended); Jeeana Atmarow (Highly Commended); Competition Judge, Dr Laurie Steed; Martin Chambers (Third Place); Rachelle Rechichi (Commended).

 

Link to Judge’s Report

PC600SS Judge’s Report with President’s comments

 

Results

First Place was awarded to Elizabeth Egan for ‘Learning to Fly’

Second Place was awarded to Susan McCreery for ‘Between Dark and Dawn’

Third Place was awarded to Martin Chambers for ‘Handyman’

The Novice Writer Award went to Ellen West for ‘Things That Aren’t There’

The Julian Cowan Youth Award went to Abigail Strangward for ‘Seven Seconds’

 

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

Jeeana Atmarow for ‘Karen’

John Gallop for ‘Enlightened’

Kevin Gillam for ‘The Interview’

Helen Lyne for ‘Playing Possum’

 

Four Commended Certificates went to:

Samuel Turco for ‘In search of truth, justice, and a comfortable seat’

Rachelle Rechichi for ‘Back Beach’

Ellen Vickerman for ‘The Ex-Mothers’ Club’

Tate Kafka-Bauer for ‘Curiosity Shop’