7 December 2012
The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers 2012
2012 Winners Announced
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers!
The field was highly competitive once again this year, with over 600 entries received from all over the country. John Marsden announced the winners at the 2012 Express Media Awards in December.
Winners shared in $5,500 worth of prize money, with overall winners in each category also published in issue #91 of Voiceworks, themed “=” (Equals).
Click on the story titles below to read the winners.
18-24 years old Short Story/First chapter of a novel
1st: Poppies by Ekaterina Tretiakova (21 years old). Check out Voiceworks #91 ‘=’ (Equals) to read this story.
2nd: Distance is Relative by Rafael SW (22)
3rd: Red by Rebecca Howden (24)
Highly Commended: Hope Rose by Stacey Malacari (22)
Under 18 Short Story/First chapter of a novel
1st:The Other Ampersand by Eliza Janssen (16). Check out Voiceworks #91 ‘=’ (Equals) to read this story.
2nd: Home, Where Birds Won’t Fly by Lauren Pearce (17)
3rd: Decipher Defect by Bethia Sun (13)
Highly Commended: Farewell Mariner, Goodbye Teenager by Lucy Vanderstelt-Gu (15)
Highly Commended: Wishing Hole by Elliot Seidel (16)
1st: with a girl who loves life but hates camping by Anders Villani (23). Check out Voiceworks #91 ‘=’ (Equals) to read this poem.
2nd: Nugent by Michael Blake (23)
3rd: Stroke by Zoe Taylor (23)
Highly Commended: Memory is Tidal by Madelaine Lucas (22)
Highly Commended: Dear, by Louise Millar (21)
Highly Commended: For Katie by Paul Ferlitsch (22)
Under 18 Poetry
1st: So be it and sonnet by Maille Halloran Mackay (17). Check out Voiceworks #91 ‘=’ (Equals) to read this poem.
2nd: 6.59am by Tess McPhail (17)
3rd: My Name is Growing by Ingrid Brett (14)
Highly Commended: The Wanderer by Amin Olson (15)
Highly Commended: The Rain by Karen Liu (14)
Thank you to our patron John Marsden for supporting the prize again in 2012!