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Writers Unleashed Picture Book Competition Winners 2020

Judged by Clare Hallifax, Scholastic Australia

There were over 477 entries in this year’s Writers Unleashed Picture Book Competition, with a final 10 entries for the shortlist. The competition  is proudly supported by FAW Sutherland Branch and Writers Unleashed Writers Festival. 

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Results: 2019 FAW NSW Writing Competitions

The 2019 Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award

Winner: Diana Blackwood, Aranda ACT, for ‘Dissent’.
Read the prizewinning Marjorie Barnard story here.

Diana Blackwood and Cate Plink2019 Marjorie Barnard award winner Diana Blackwood (left) with competition convenor Cate Plink.

The 2019 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story
Competition for Australian School Children

Section 1: Senior High School (Years 10,

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Prizewinning Short Story 2019 Marjorie Barnard Award

Reproduced here is the prizewinning short story in the 2019 FAW NSW Marjorie Barnard Competition

Dissent

by Diana Blackwood

By
the time he reached the edge of the lake, Geoffrey had almost run out of indignation. He lowered the bow of the kayak,

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Mudgee Valley Writers Competition Results

Results of the 2019 Local Literary Competition:

POETRY

  • 1st: Ross Kurtz, ‘Lady in Chalk’
  • 2nd: Ross Kurtz, ‘Dad’s Violin’
  • 3rd: Thora Linquist, ‘The City Lad’
  • Highly Commended: Leonie O’Brien, ‘The Man’ and Ross Kurtz, ‘Nine White Choughs’
  • Commended: Leonie O’Brien,

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Margaret Cech competition winners announced

The Southern Highlands branch of the Fellowship of
Australian Writers (FAWSH) announces the winners of the Margaret Cech national
competition for writing Science Fiction and/or Fantasy.

The winner of the $1000.00 first prize went to Alison
Ferguson of the Lake Macquarie Branch for her story ‘Asylum’.

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Results 2018 FAW NSW Competitions

These winners were announced at the FAW Awards Luncheon held in Sydney on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

The 2018 Walter Stone Biennial Award for Life Writing:

Winner: ‘Saving Sergeant Harlock’
by Nichole Overall, Queanbeyan

The 2018 Jean Stone Biennial Award for Poetry:

Winner: ‘The Inescapable Car’

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 Competition: Judge’s Comments

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

Section 1: Years 10, 11 & 12

Winner: ‘Send me Home, my Friends’ (07)

Second: ‘Throw Gold and Silver Down to me’ (08)

Six stories in this section were beautifully written,

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 1 Winning Story

Senior Secondary (Years 10, 11 & 12)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

SEND ME HOME, MY FRIENDS!

By Freya Cox

Some things never truly let you go, no matter how much space or time you let stretch between you.

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 2 Winning Story

Junior Secondary (Years 7, 8 & 9)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

SYDNEY COVE

By Willow Ross

If Elizabeth had discovered anything in the last month, it was that you do get used to the dark.

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 3 Winning Story

Senior Primary (Years 5 & 6)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

INNOCENCE

by Isaac Robinson

I glanced up at the cloudy sky, the sun illuminating the evening in a vibrant pink. The first of a myriad of stars began to appear as soldiers ruffled anxiously around me,

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Hilarie Lindsay 2017 competition
Section 4 Winning Story

Junior Primary (Year 4 & under)

FAW NSW Hilarie Lindsay Short Story competition for Australian School Children.

DONT AND ME

By Justin Kim

I was on my bed, sighing and thinking of what humiliation would take place tomorrow. It was the donkey race and my donkey was the most stubborn donkey of them all.

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Results: 2017 FAW NSW Annual Writing Competitions

The FAWNSW Marjorie Barnard Short Story Award

Awarded to:
Gabrielle Leago for ‘The Dark Road Home’.

The FAWNSW Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition for Australian School Children

Section 1: Senior Secondary (Years 10,

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Judge’s Report: The 2017 FAWNSW Marjorie Barnard Award

From a longlist of 12 very good stories, I eventually drew up a shortlist of 4:

  • 5: ‘Bad Bones’
  • 13: ‘Kind’
  • 38: ‘Thursdays at Samar’s’
  • 39: ‘The Dark Road Home’.

After reading and re-reading these four stories I finally decided the winner should be No.

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Prize-winning Story: The 2017 FAW NSW Marjorie Barnard Award

The Dark Road Home

by Gabrielle Leago

When we were young we ran laughing through storms. Now we shamble hip to hip, stepping carefully over puddles, scowling into wind-blown rain, his bones sharp against me. In the car park I’m cheered by the sight of the stolid ute,

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FAW NSW Walter Stone Biennial Award for Life Writing 2016: Judge’s report

FAW NSW Biennial Awards

In July this year, Geordie Williamson, Chief Literary Critic of The Australian, wrote of the crisis facing the development of an Australian National Literature exacerbated by government funding cuts to the arts, ‘the defunding of literary magazines that incubate literary talent, [and] the likely dismantling of our local publishing industry through the scrapping of parallel importation laws’.

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FAW NSW Jean Stone 2016 Poetry Award: Winning Poem

FAW NSW Biennial Awards
Breathe

by Penny Lane

Breathe: inhale the breaths of eagles,
the breaths of emus, echidnas, kites
in saltbush, spinifex, airy country,
of gangurru, kanguru, kangaroo;

Inhale forty, fifty, sixty thousand years of human breaths
that tussle with scrub and gum and wattle;

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