4 August 2010

The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers 2011

2011 Winners Announced!

After almost 450 entries from around Australia with an extremely high standard of writing, Express Media would like to congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2011 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers.

The 2011 finalists are listed below. Click on the story name to read the finalists’ stories online, or check out Voiceworks #87 “Play” to read the winners.

Short story or first chapter of a novel (18-24 years old)

1st: Shining Armour – Madeleine Griffeth (23) (read it now in Voiceworks #87 “Play”)

2nd: Abreast – Danielle Binks (24 years old)

3rd: Cumulus – Olga Joanna Kotnowska (24)

Highly Commended: Laika – Mitch Cunningham (22)

Short story or first chapter of a novel (under 18)

1st: South Spirit: The Locked Heart (Chapter One – A Cold Winter) – Eliza Claire Baker (11) (read it now in Voiceworks #87 “Play”)

2nd: Wake – Jessica Yu (17)

3rd: Melting Ice – Violet Macdonald (17)

Poetry (18-24)

1st: Advent Meaning – Ainslee Meredith (22) (read it now in Voiceworks #87 “Play”)

2nd: Leaving a Moribund Behind – Anders Villani (22)

3rd: Auf Wiedersehen Spiegeltent – Zenobia Frost (22)

Highly Commended: He Folded His Belongings in the Tangerine Sunset – Meryl Perez (20)

Poetry (under 18)

1st: Becoming – Matthew Norman (17) (read it now in Voiceworks #87 “Play”)

2nd: Clouds – Hannah Walker (17)

3rd: Yasi at her Finest – Rachel Harries (17)

Highly Commended: Growth of Perfection – Sharon Du (13)

Thank you to our patron John Marsden for supporting the prize again in 2012!