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2018 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

The results of the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition are now available. The competition judge, Doctor Nandi Chinna was unable to deliver the judges report herself, so Glen Phillips delivered the report and presented the prizes at her request. Nearly 200 entries were received this year, a record number of entries and we’re already looking forward to next years competition to see what everyone comes up with.

Left to right, Norma Schwind (Commended), Ruby Paterson (Novice Award), Shey Marque (Third Place), Nyah Gray (Commended), Shane McCauley (First Place), Chloe Diggins (Youth Award), Glen Phillips, Sariah Hotai (Highly Commended), Ross Jackson (Highly Commended).

Award day with attending finalists and guests.

Shane McCauley (First Place) and Glen Phillips.

Please click here for the Judges Report

Results:

  • First Places was awarded to Shane McCauley for Endgame.
  • Second Place was awarded to Kevin Gillam for The Vase Room.
  • Third Place was awarded to Shey Marque for Settina for Juliette.
  • The Novice Award was awarded to Ruby Paterson for I feel suddenly very small.
  • The Judges Encouragement Award for Youth was awarded to Chloe Diggins for Beggar’s Belief.

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Ross Jackson for Wednesday Scorcher. 
  • Rita Tognini for Landscape with Family.
  • Sariah Hotai for Overlooked.
  • Jas Choo for Yellow Fever.

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Mark Pearce for At the end of Hope.
  • Norma Schwind for Yesterday’s Hero.
  • Elanna Herbert for Reading Colonial Art: in Western Australia.
  • Nyah Gray for At a Loss for Words.

2018 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose Competition

The results for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose Competition are now available. Dr Annabel Smith, the competition judge, read her judges report at the award ceremony on Saturday 15th of September and presented the award certificates. Thank you everyone who entered the competition, and keep writing your stories – we love reading them.

Left to right, Keith Melrose (Centre President), Leslie Thiele (First Place), Gita Bolton (Highly Commended and Commended), Dr Annabel Smith (Competition Judge), and Karen Taylor (Novice Award).

Award day with attending finalists and guests.

First Place winner Leslie Thiele and Competition Judge Dr Annabel Smith.

Please click here for the Judges Report

Results:

  • First Place was awarded to Leslie Thiele for 2/4 Time.
  • Second Place was awarded to Christine Johnson for Harmony.
  • Third Place was awarded to Helen Lyne for Conversations, Commotion & Silence.
  • The Novice Award was awarded to Karen Taylor for Dust.
  • The Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth went to Kodi Sawtell for Time.

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Gita Bolton for Cat.
  • Maureene Fries for Gone.
  • Colleen Russel for Little Girl Lost.
  • Beverly Lello for A Small Affair.

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Gita Bolton for Hunter & Hunted.
  • Sasha Pcino for The Boy in the Blue Overalls.
  • Sasha Pcino for A Change in Season.
  • Helen Kerr for The Change Quilt.

 

2018 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition

The results for the 2018 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition are now available. The competition judge, Dr. Lucy Dougan, gave her judges report on Awards Day on Saturday 21st of June announcing the winners and finalists who then read their work. Thank you everyone who entered the competition, keep writing your poetry.

Left to right, David Luckett (Highly Commended), Ella Girdler (Encouragement for Youth Award), Madeleine Tingey (Commended), Shey Marque (Commended), Dr. Lucy Dougan (Competition Judge), Fran Graham (Second Place), and Ross Jackson (Highly Commended).

Keith Melrose (Centre President) and Dr. Lucy Dougan (Competition Judge).

Awards Day with the attending finalists, Dr. Lucy Dougan (Competition Judge) and Keith Melrose (Centre President).

Please click here for the Judges Report

Results:

  • First Place was awarded to Edward Reilly for In my boyhood city.
  • Second Place was awarded to Fran Graham for Anticipating Mothers’ Day.
  • Third Place was awarded to Maurice Corlett for Baker Street.
  • The Novice Award was awarded to Erica De Jong for Another time, maybe.
  • The Judges Encouragement for Youth Award was awarded to Ella Girdler for The Colonial Almanac.

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • David Luckett for The Footsteps at Laetoli.
  • Erica De Jong for Siren in Gold Pants.
  • Ross Jackson for Perth Free Transit Zone.
  • Edward Reilly for So it goes.

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Maurice Corlett for Overnight in Bright.
  • Tee Linden for Popping the heads off lavender.
  • Madeleine Tingey for Consolations.
  • Shey Marque for Last words.

2018 Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition

The results for the Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition are now available. The judge, Dr Josephine Taylor, gave her 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.

Left to right, Alex Gerbaz (Novice Award), Dr Josephine Taylor (Competition Judge), and Rebecca Handler (Commended).

Alex Gerbaz (Novice Award) reading his short story, The Safety House.

Dr Josephine Taylor (Competition Judge) delivering her Judges Report.

Please click here for the Judges Report

Results:

  • First Place was awarded to Karen Whitelaw for Heat.
  • Second Place was awarded to Kate Rees for How A Man Goes Missing.
  • Third Place was awarded to Mary Pomfret for A Winter Lease.
  • The Novice Award was awarded to Alex Gerbaz for The Safety House.
  • The Judges Encouragement for Youth Award was awarded to William Yap for A Long Night.

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Jim Brigginshaw for Hell’s Belles.
  • Lisa Kenway for D-Day.
  • Kerrin O’Sullivan for Closer. Further.
  • Ted Witham for Lies in the Fowl-Yard.

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Rebecca Handler for Fatal Bear Attack in Wyoming.
  • Julie U’Ren for Nothing Left.
  • Philip Keenan for When the Railway Came to Clyne.
  • Matthew George for Feel.

2017 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

Left to right.  Vivienne Glance (Competition Judge) and Scott-Patrick Mitchell (1st place winner)

Left to right.  Youth Award, and Commended: Yanika O’Brien; 1st place, and Highly Commended: Scott-Patrick Mitchell; Vivienne Glance (Competition Judge); Highly Commended: Shey Marque; Novice Award: Anne Casey

?GLEN PHILLIPS POETRY PRIZE FOR 2017 ? the winners are:

1st place: Scott-Patrick Mitchell (Adult) from WA.
2nd place: David Terelinck (Adult) from QLD.
3rd place: Robert Wallis (Adult) from VIC.

Novice Award: Anne Casey (Adult & Novice) from NSW.
Youth Award: Yanika O’Brien (Youth & Novice) from WA.

Highly Commended:

Scott-Patrick Mitchell (Adult) from WA.
Shey Marque (Adult) from WA.
Jan Napier (Adult) from WA.
Veronica Lake (Adult & Novice) from WA.

Commended:

Damen O’Brien (Adult) from QLD.
Robert Wallis (Adult) from VIC.
Yanika O’Brien (Youth & Novice) from WA.
Gregory Piko (Adult) from NSW.

Please click here for the Judge’s Report:GPPP 2017

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