Results

2021 Nairda Lyne Award

For a story suitable for children aged 8 to 12.

First Prize: ‘Special delivery’ by Jenny England, Kiama, NSW
Commended and Hobart Bookshop Prize for the best Tasmanian entry: Annabel Larkey, Sandy Bay, TAS
Highly Commended: Kaeden Anantakrishnan, Lane Cove, NSW
Special mention: Susan Hancy, Newport, NSW

Thanks to Kay Allport for judging the competition.

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2020 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS

Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award

Equal 1st Prize: ‘The Chrystal Cleaner’ by Edith Speers and ‘As I Was’ by John Biggs

Norma & Colin Knight Poetry Award

1st Prize: ‘Careful’ by Edith Speers
2nd Prize: ‘Perennial’ by Fran Graham
3rd Prize: ‘Flies’ by by Fran Graham
Highly Commended: Two poems by Graeme Hetherington and one by Fran Graham

Barney Roberts Non-fiction Award

1st Prize: ‘The Birth of the World’ by Edith Speers
2nd Prize: ‘Good memories cannot be blackened’ by Shirley Burke


2020 FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize

1st Prize: ‘Blue Blubbers’ by Suzi Mezei, Mt Eliza VIC
2nd Prize: ‘In our Street’ by Liz McQuilkin, Sandy Bay, TAS
Highly Commended: Suzi Mezei and Laurel Jackson, Highett, VIC
Commended: Laurel Jackson

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2020 Nairda Lyne Award

For a story suitable for children aged 8 to 12.

First Prize: ‘Undercover’ by Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, VIC
Hobart Bookshop Prize for the best Tasmanian entry: ‘Smitten’ by Vianne Brain, Kingston, TAS
Commended: Susan Hancy, Newport, NSW

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2019 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS

Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award

1st Prize: ‘Damselfly’ by Andrea McMahon
2nd Prize: ‘No Sex’ by Andrea McMahon
Special mention: David Brelsford, Maria Vagunda

Norma & Colin Knight Poetry Award

1st Prize: ‘Music from a Balcony in St Helens’ by Graeme Hetherington
2nd Prize: ‘Tasmanian English Tale & Weather Eye Cocked’ by Graeme Hetherington
3rd Prize: ‘Maria Decoopman, my grandmother’ by Christiane Conesa-Bostock
Highly Commended: Adam Stokell
Special mention: Karen Wilson

Barney Roberts Non-fiction Award

1st Prize: ‘A Great Exhibition’ by Penny Garnsworthy
Special mention: Karen Wilson

Thanks to Marion Stoneman for judging the competitions

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FAW Tasmania 2019 Poetry Prize

First prize: ‘Artemis and Actaeon’ by Graeme Hetherington
Second prize: ‘Penguin plaint’ by Janeen Samuel
Highly commended: Graeme Hetherington
Commended: Edith Speers, Jan Price, Graeme Hetherington, Ben Walter, Janeen Samuel

Thanks to Esther Ottaway for judging the competition.

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2019 Henry Savery Award

Winner: ‘A murmer of resistance’ by Freya Cox
Highly commended: Jodie Kewly, Ben Walter
Commended: David Vernon

Thanks to Robert Cox for judging the competition.

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2019 Nairda Lyne Award

For a story suitable for children aged 8 to 12.

First Prize and Hobart Bookshop Prize for the best Tasmanian entry: ‘Day of Ascension’ by Donna Lee Austin
Highly Commended: Janeen Brian

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2018 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS

Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award

1st Prize: ‘Did you win?’ by David Brelsford
2nd Prize: ‘Sean, Dez and the Tea Cosy’ by Neve Mitchell
3rd Prize: ‘A Fine Matriarch’  by Andrea McMahon

Norma & Colin Knight Poetry Award

1st Prize: ‘Edible’ by Edith Speers
Equal 2nd Prize: ‘Yellow umbrellas’ by Austin Chan & ‘Game, Set and Match’ by Graeme Hetherington

Barney Roberts Non-fiction Award

1st Prize: ‘The Cherry Kingdom’ by Austin Chan
2nd Prize: ‘Wombat warriors’ by Ellie Rose
3rd Prize: ‘Don’t trivialize it’ by Eleanor Gribble

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FAW Tasmania 2018 Poetry Prize

1st Prize: ‘The Sexual Bonding of Gilgamesh and Enkidu’ by Graeme Hetherington
2nd Prize: ‘Urban Haiku’ by Julie Wakefield
Highly commended: David Campbell, Helen Swain, Ben Walter

Thanks to Louise Oxley for judging the competition.

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2018 Nairda Lyne Award

For a story suitable for children aged 8 to 12.

First Prize and Hobart Bookshop Prize for the best Tasmanian entry: ‘Ruby Two-Shoes and the Dragon who came for Breakfast’ by Gina Mercer, TAS

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2017 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS

Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award

No prizes were awarded.

Norma & Colin Knight Poetry Award

1st Prize: ‘Maria Island grazing’ by Fran Graham
2nd Prize: ‘The Giddy Galahs Circus’ by Joan Parker
3rd Prize: ‘At Sati’s before going to mind my father’ by Fran Graham
Commended: Ben Walter & Edith Speers

Barney Roberts Non-fiction Award

No outright winner.

2nd Prize: ‘Faulty towers – French style’ by Penny Garnsworthy
Eqyal 3rd Prize: ‘Tackling Takayama’ by Penny Garnsworthy & ‘Bovine Encounters’ by Shirley Burke.

Thanks to Leigh Swinbourne, Karen Knight and John Biggs for judging the competitions.

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FAW Tasmania 2017 Poetry Prize

1st Prize:  ‘ Autumn conversations, for Pippa’  by Angela O’Rourke
2nd Prize:  ‘From Hobart Town Sketches’  by Graeme Hetherington
Commended:  Laurinda Blow, Fran Graham, Graeme Hetherington, Angela O’Rourke, Edith Speers, and Janice Williams

Thanks to Anne Kellas for judging the competition.

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2017 FAW Tasmania Henry Savery National Short Story Award

1st Prize: ‘Ducks, wild and otherwise’ by Jodie Kewley, Red Hill South VIC
2nd Prize: ‘Home’ by Brenda Crane, Glen Osmond SA
Commended: Rosie Barter, Beaconsfield WA

Thanks to Jane Williams for judging the competition.

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