Award Winners 2011

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Thank you to everyone who entered the 2011 Australian Unity Bryan Kelleher Literary Award.

The response to our competition was outstanding with 674 entries received. The judges have read all the submissions and were very impressed by the standard of poems.

Click on the poem names to view each entry.

2012 Winners Winner's name Poem Names
First prize  Catherine Clarke  Legend of the Flame
Second prize Catherine Clarke Blood on the Wattle
Third prize David Campbell The Singer and his Song
Highly Commended John Roberts The Mask
Highly Commended David Campbell The Dream
Highly Commended Brenda-Joy Pritchard Spirit to Survive

In addition to these prizes, we have also awarded three Young Achiever awards.

The judges were particularly impressed by the poems entered by our young poets and these prizes are designed to encourage our young writers to continue to grow as bush poets.

Winner's name Poem Names
Young Achiever Award  Hannah Nugent Beneath the Stars
Young Achiever Award
Claire Crosbie My Colourful Country
Young Achiever Award 
Harriet Farlow The Kimberley

The judges were so impressed with the calibre of entries in the Young Achiever section, they awarded five Encouragement awards.

Winner's name Poem Names
Encouragement Award Alexandra Kelloway Australia's Silent Debt
Encouragement Award Daisy Graham The Wonderful Australian Bush
Encouragement Award Elliot Perez The Mighty Paws
Encouragement Award Tiarnee Porter Native Bush
Encouragement Award  Elliot Perez If I Was

Click here to read the 2011 judges report from Noel Stallard and Kym Eitel.