Award Winners 2012

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Thank you to everyone who entered the 2012 Australian Unity Bryan Kelleher Literary Award.

The response to our competition was again outstanding with 455 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  The Legend Lives On 
Second prize David Campbell Mothers and Sons
Third prize Shelly Hansen In Praise of the One Teacher School
Highly Commended Catherine Clarke Stalked!
Highly Commended Shelley Hansen Piano Man

 

In addition to these prizes, we have also awarded Young Achiever awards for Secondary School and Primary School.

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
(Primary School)    
 Eloise Derrett   The Bush - A Place In My Heart
Young Achiever Award
(Primary School)
Imogen Hansen Bushfire
Young Achiever Award 
(Secondary School)
Brook Jurss Inland Tsunami
Young Achiever Award
(Secondary School)
Jemima Popovic The Place I Called Home

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 Sarah Kendall Anzac Day 2012
Encouragement Award Hannah Nugent Dam Jumping
Encouragement Award Gemma Collins Our Superb Country

Click here to read the 2012 judges report from Noel Stallard and Kym Eitel.