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OzKids Magazine

2000 Awards

Congratulations to all the very talented young writers whose work is published in this book.

The Young Australian Writers Award evolved from a magazine call OzKidz In Print. This magazine was first produced with the sole purpose of promoting young Australian writers in a context in which they could be honoured and their achievements distributed nationally to schools and libraries.

Both teachers and students alike have welcomed OzKids In Print, ‘with open arms’ as a long-awaited forum. This huge response has now demanded that these awards be presented in a delightfully compiled anthology.

Should this increase continue as we expect, it will necessitate the expansion of both the selection committee and the judging panel. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the judge and the selection committee for their commitment and personal interest in the Young Australian Writers Awards.

The task facing the committee becomes more challenging each year, but we are continually rewarded by the outstanding quality of work produced by the young writers.

The generous sponsorship of BIC Australia and our other sponsors is essential for our success. We appreciate their interest and look forward to their continued support.

Rob Leonard
Chairperson,
The Selection Committee

2000 Awards Overall Winning Entries

Congratulations to All the Winners

Below are the Winning Entries for this year. You can read them now by clicking the title, or choose to download the full PDF version above.

Awards for Short Stories

How the Rattlesnake Got Its Rattle

By Elizabeth 
from S.C.E.G.G.S
 nsw
Best Short Story - Primary
3rd Place Primary Short Story

Keep The Dream Alive

By Robyn 
from Dalby Christial School
 qld
The BIC Australia Young Australian Writers Award
Young Australian Writer of the Year

The (Week After The) Beginning

By Cindy 
from St Ursula's College
 nsw
Best Short Story - Secondary
2nd Place Short Story

The Chase

By Isabella 
from Manly West Primary School
 nsw
Best Short Story - Primary
1st Place Franklins Ltd Literary Award

The Road Less Travelled

By Mark 
from Caboolture State High School
 qld
Best Short Story - Secondary
1st Place Telematic Trust Literary Award

The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

By Greg 
from Coatesville Primary School
 nsw
Best Short Story - Primary
2nd Place BIC Australia Achievement Award

Turmoil

By Joshua 
from Immanuel College
 sa
The Don Burke Achievement Award

Awards for Poetry

An Icecream Parlour!

By Jacinda 
from Catholic Ladies College
 vic
Best Poetry - Secondary
3rd Place Poetry

Love

By Sarah Jane 
from Caboolture State High School
 qld
Best Poetry - Secondary
2nd Place Poetry

Pain… For Peace

By Faith 
from Walkervale State School
 qld
Best Poetry - Primary
2nd Place Poetry Section

Perhaps

By Melissa 
from Aldercourt Primary School
 vic
Best Poetry - Primary
Streets Ice Cream Literary Award

Rosella

By Toby 
from Yarra Valley Grammar School
 vic
Best Poetry - Secondary
1st Place Ansett Australia Literary Award

The Surgical Saviour

By Wesley 
from Stella Maris Primary School
 tas
Best Poetry - Primary
3rd Place Poetry Section

Book Reviews

No Reviews were found for this edition, open the pdf to read them in the magazine.

Winning Art Entries

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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community