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A Man’s Totem

By Wendy 
Kathleen Feifar 
, wa
Once lived an Aboriginal man who was a Paralympics athlete. This young man, Karl Peter, was an amazing runner, even though he was an amputee since birth. He was full...
C.D. Dodd Literary Award
Young Indigenous Writer of the Year
2019 |
 writing |
 story
 |  middle

The Old Man of Storr

By Sophi 
Li 
, nsw
On the Scottish Highlands lies the Old Man of Storr,Tall, rugged pillars of rock standing mightilyAbove the luscious green grass. In summer, the grey stormy clouds, release the angerIt has...
Helen Handbury Achievement Award
2019 |
 writing |
 poetry
 |  middle

Three Noble Swagmen

By Joseph 
Scott 
, wa
Three noble swagmen were wandering throughWhen up came a farmer, named JackarooThat farmer told of thieves, stealing, sneaking about.Who stole ten of his prize hens and made off and out....
Best Poetry from a Primary School
Commonwealth Bank Literary Award
2019 |
 writing |
 poetry
 |  middle

I Shouldn’t Have Left

By Maisie 
Fullerton 
, qld
I snatch up my passport and wheel my suitcase outside. I hate my parents. I’m going to go away- far away. I haven’t decided where to go yet. My home...
Helen Handbury Literary Award
2019 |
 writing |
 story
 |  middle

Hope

By Olivia 
Clinckers 
, wa
1. Burning There’s too much to do,Too much to think about.I just want to be nothing, disappear, But I can’t.I have to keep going, Push through, deal with it.My mind...
Best Poetry from a Secondary School
Fortescue Metals Literary Award
2019 |
 writing |
 poetry
 |  senior

Piekarz (The Baker)

By Mackenzie 
Smith 
, sa
The smell of crisp, sweet, bread wafts through Wladyslaw Piechowski’s nostrils as he swings the door open to his father’s bakery, the high-pitched ‘ding’ of the bell proclaiming his entrance...
Best Short Story from a Secondary School
Lions Club Literary Award
2019 |
 writing |
 story
 |  senior

A Moment to Remember

By Matthew 
Ashley 
, vic
My hand was resting on the door handle as I hovered outside the room. I concentrated on the cool metal of the door handle as I prepared myself for the...
Best Short Story from a Primary School
Dymocks Camberwell Literary Award
2019 |
 writing |
 story
 |  junior

Fulufjället Mountain

By Hannah 
Park 
, qld
I stand atop Fulufjället Mountain with my head held high, arms spread wide, and my feet firmly planted as I sway gently in the wind. The breeze is a soft...
The BIC Young Australian Writer of the Year Award
Young Australian Writer of the Year
2019 |
 writing |
 story
 |  senior

Mother and daughter

By Laura  
, nsw
2022 |
 art |
 painting
 |  senior

Two tribes coming together

By Taleesha 
, nsw
2022 |
 art |
 indigenous
 |  junior

Art Judges

Marc McBride
Elise Hurst
Marjory Gardner