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OzKids Magazine

2008 Awards

A Word from our Organisation Patron

In early 2006, Mr Geoff Handbury AO recommended that the Children’s Charity Network Patrons’ Circle be formed. The Children’s Charity Network Patrons’ Circle is a small group of dedicated donors who commit an annual financial donation of their choice, to ensure the expansion and continuation of the Children’s Charity Network’s work in the community.

‘Children’s well-being is very dear to my heart as our future depends on them. Ensuring that they grow into confident people with well-developed self-esteem is very important. I am very pleased to be associated with the Children’s Charity Network, a not-for-profit community organisation which has as a mission: “To build, foster and nurture confidence and self-esteem in children”.

The Patrons’ Circle is something I am immensely proud to lead and support. I encourage you to join the Patrons’ Circle and help the Children’s Charity Network to continue the wonderful work it does in the community through its different initiatives for children and expand on those.

Your patronage will make a real difference to the life of thousands of children and most importantly it would make a clear statement about your commitment to supporting future generations.
I look forward to you joining our Patrons’ Circle.’

Mr Geoff Handbury AO
Patron, Children’s Charity Network

2008 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

Shaking Off The Dust

By Elizabeth 
from Great Southern Grammar
 wa
Overall winner - Writing
The BIC Australia Young Writer of the Year Award

Awards for Poetry

Paradise

By Czenya 
from Westminster School
 sa
Best Short Story - Secondary
Five Mile Press Literary Award

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