2016 Gawler Poetry Competition

Junior Section First Place Identity Poem
(Through the eyes of a person with Dementia) by Eden Smyth
Second Place A New Page by Alexandra Goodwin
Third Place Mirror Me Inside by Lauren Cugley
Highly Commended Levi by Levi Nusbajtel and Logan by Logan Hunte
Youth Section First Place The Imprint of Humanity by Brooklyn Thomas
Second Place The Moon by Katilyn Whitfield
Third Place Identity by Kate Hughes
Highly Commended A Change of Heart by Nakai Bvunzawabaya
Adult Section First Place Attitude by Virgil Goncalves
Second Place ID by Bruce Greenhalgh
Third Place Pond Life by Jeff Guess
Highly Commended Outlander by Jenny Toune

2015 Gawler Short Story Competition

Junior Section  First Place Luella the Beautiful by Chelsea Harris-Semmler
   Second Place The Changing of the Wind by Ruby Buetefuer
   Third Place Pearl Harbour by Dylan Worswick
Youth Section  First Place Finding the Light by Georgia Lawrie
   Second Place The Door by Angelia Varelias
   Third Place Rising Star by Angus Randell
Adult Section  First Place June 1964 by Llywela Williams
   Second Place On Being Ordinary by Mark Fowler
   Third Place On the Other Foot by Judy Ferguson

2014 Gawler Poetry Competition

Junior Section First Place Desert Beach (Celebrating Nature) by Stephanie Goodwin
  Second Place Mia’s Party by Alexandra Goodwin
  Third Place Birth of a New Beginning by Ruby Hartwig
  Highly Commended Best Christmas by Jake Doggen
  Highly Commended Happy Birthday Gawler by Madison Rodgers
Youth Section First Place Celebrating Sunset by Sarah Frances Hughes
  Second Place A New Me; A New Year’s Poem by Tatum Okmasich
  Third Place Celebrating the Beach by Sarah Frances Hughes
  Highly Commended Birthday Celebration by Laurin Fryar
  Highly Commended Christmas by Lachlan Colbourne
  Highly Commended New Year’s Eve by Georgia Thorne
Adult Section First Place A Celebration by Judy Ferguson
  Second Place A Celebration of Time by Rebecca Edwards
  Third Place Celebrate Gawler With Me by Marguerite Smith
  Highly Commended Riesling and Roses by Judy Ferguson
  Highly Commended After the Ultrasound by Rebecca Edwards

2013 Gawler Short Story Competition

Junior Section First Place Frank Turner’s Story by Shahnan Westmacott
Second Place Have Faith in Me by Alicia Turner
Third Place Breaking Free by Georgia Ellis
Youth Section First Place Heart by Bethany Slaughter
Second Place Vile Esteemed by Emma Gard
Third Place The Nicholas Scout Crew by Bethany Slaughter
Highly Commended Wolffang by Celeste Hann
Adult Section First Place The Man Who Polished the Floor by John Healey
Second Place Odyssey by William Leaney
Third Place Midnight Shift by David Kilmartin
Highly Commended Paint by Mark Fowler

2012 Gawler Poetry Competition

Junior Section First Place The Future  by Hanna Fraser
Second Place Roller Blading  by Christine Jones
Third Place Poor man with head lice  –  Hayden Lockwood
Commendation Night-time  –  Alisha Barker
Commendation Was it a…  –  Rebecca Kay
Commendation The Night Club  –  Hannah Stewart
Commendation Rowdy Crowd  –  Griffin Halfpenny
Commendation Drowning  –  Riley Machell
Commendation Sun – Caleb…  (School Acrostic Poem)  –  Caleb Petagna
Youth Section First Place Shadows  by Sophie Robinson
Second Place Dance of the Waves by Eloise Qinn-Valentine
Third Place Continuous sleep  –  Renee Moyle
Commendation The Stairway  –  Taylor White
Commendation Torment is my only friend  –  Renee Moyle
Adult Section First Place  Outside by Kate Deller-Evans
Second Place Web Attack by Joanne Baker
Third Place Dreaming Big by Vanessa Lovell
Commendation Pastel on paper  –  Jill Bonner
Commendation Olfactory delights  –  Gordon Stanger
Commendation Cat in the window: A sonnet  –  Douglas Allington

2011 Gawler Short Story Competition – Winning Entries

Junior Section First Place Emily’s Frustrating Mission by Caitlin Marie Carswell
Second Place  The Mystery of Coral Reef by Nathalie Johnstone
Third Place Rose Hebberman: Shiniyah and Malloo
Commendation I’m Lost by Zachary McDonnell
Youth Section First Place A Place in my Heart by Emma Gard
Second Place Rebekah Parker: Up North
Third Place The Thing that Wouldn’t Leave by Jake Brown
Commendation Bethany Trigg: Contrasting Worlds
Commendation Trinh Vo: Canine’s Best Friend
Adult Section First Place You and me in this Place by Kym Milne
Second Place Strictly for the Birds by Chris Leckonby
Third Place Pauline Hollander: “Tasch’s Tale”
Commendation Judy Ferguson: Know Your Place (Apologies)
Commendation Jessica Smith: Whispers On The Wind

2010 Poetry Competition was not held.

2009 Short Story Competition

Winner of the Adult Section – Sandra Cheyne Brown “Trading Sheep Tags and Bulldust for Dreams”

Winner of the Junior Section – A Hippo Called Harriet by Nathalie Johnstone

Winner of the Youth Section – Taj’s Terrible Tale by Trent Viant

2008 Poetry Competition

Winner of the Youth Section The Sounds of War by Jake Ferrell

Winner of the Junior Section Silence by Rosalie Hoff

Winner of the Adult section Post Office Lilly Pilly by Anna Watson ‘Post Office

2007 Short Story Competition

2007 Winner of Adult Section Yellow by Judy Ferguson

2007 Winner of Youth Section When the Fighting Begins by Monica Holmwood

2007 Winner of the Junior Section A Place Called Home by Lucy Wallowscheck