Award Winners 2013


Thank you to everyone who entered the 2013 Australian Unity Bryan Kelleher Literary Award.

The response to our competition was again outstanding with 180 entries received. We were very impressed by the standard of poems.

Click on the poem names to view each entry.

2013 Winners Winner's name Poem Names
First prize  Robyn Sykes  A Feather in a Locket 
Second prize Allan Goode A Little Silver Locket
Third prize Carmel Barnes The Ute That Caught A Bride
Highly Commended Brenda Joy Secrets of the Desert
Highly Commended Mal Beveridge I Sometimes Think Of Henry

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)    
Emily Cross ANZAC Day
Young Achiever Award
(Primary School)
Maree Wilson Chicken Run
Young Achiever Award 
(Secondary School)
Charlotte Hamann The Prank
Young Achiever Award
(Secondary School)
Lily Chandran The Dingo Family

Click here to read the 2013 judges report from Noel Stallard.