FAW NSW 2021 Competitions Report

By Cate Plink, Competition Convenor

Well, what a year we’ve had with our competitions this year.

There were 125 entries in the Marjorie Barnard competition, far more than in recent years. The standard of the entries was also high as well.

Hilarie Lindsay competition drew 215 entries. The highest number, nearly half the total, from the senior primary section. Not sure if it is our record, but close to it anyway. The youngest competitor was from year two. Again, I was pleased with the quality of the entries.

I must thank the judges Pippa Kay and Jan Mitchel for their sterling work. They both worked very hard to get the results to me in good time, despite the large number of entries.

I look forward to 2022 in the hope that we can again reach the quality of work we received this year.

Results: 2021 Marjorie Barnard Award

Judged by Pippa Kay | Read the Judge’s Report

Jodie Kewley, Red Hill South, Victoria
for her story ‘Good People’.
Read the Prizewinning Story here.

Results: 2021 Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition

Judged by Jan Mitchell | Read the Judge’s Comments and full results

Section 1 winner, Senior High School:
‘The Voice of Nothing’
Nathan Mackrill
Year 11, Barker College
Read Nathan’s Prizewinning Story here.

Section 2 winner, Junior High School:
Amelie Jenkins&
Year 8, St. Scholastica’s College
Read Amelie’s Prizewinning Story here.

Section 3 winner, Senior Primary:
‘To A Better Future’
Rachel Theresia
Year 5, Abbotsleigh Junior School
Read Rachel’s Prizewinning Story here.

Section 4 winner, Junior Primary:
‘When He Was Here’
Judged best entry in Competition
Astrid Esslinger
Year 4, Austinmer Public School.
Read Astrid’s Prizewinning Story here.

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