FAW Shoalhaven Literary Awards for Poetry 2016


The aim of this biennial competition since 1999 continues to be the recognition of literary excellence and the enhancement of the image of the Shoalhaven as a place of strong cultural development.

The Awards are sponsored by Shoalhaven Arts Board (of the Shoalhaven City Council), Fellowship of Australian Writers (Shoalhaven Region) and Bundanon Trust. Judge: Brook Emery.

First Place: Gemma Parker for ‘In the Ring’.
Second Place: Jill Gientzotis for ‘Falling off the Maps (Palmyra)’.
Third Place: Frank Russo for ‘Last Evening on the Malecon’.

The Geoff Bolton Award for an entry from a Shoalhaven resident went to Rod Milliken from Greenwell Point, for his poem, ‘the language of the grail’.


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