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Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards:

Short Story

1st  – Thomas McPherson,  Werribee  VIC, for Cricket Woes

2nd – Robert Leatham, Eaglehawks Neck  TAS,  for Big Lizzie

3rd – Neville Smith, Orange NSW,  for The Accountant

Open Poetry

1st – Margaret Bradstock, Coogee NSW, for Leichhardt as Headland

2nd – Ron Stevens, Dubbo NSW, for  A Message From An ANZAC’s Grave

3rd -  Brenda Saunders, Randwick NSW, for Painter’s Honey

Bush Poetry

1st – Elizabeth Egan, Crookwell NSW, for  Black Brutus – the Angry Angus

2nd – Mr Pat Alexander, Bathurst NSW, for Carry Me Carry Me Home

3rd – Elizabeth Tyson-Doneley, Bardon QLD, for Wattle

ABC Central West Children’s Writing Awards

1st – Mitchell Kostitch, Orange  NSW, (11 years) for the poem A Refugee Lost in the Sea

2nd – Jemima McPhee Waldegrave NSW, (13 years) for the poem Dusk 

3rd – Mary Munro, Orange NSW, (14 years) for the short story The Locket

Yvonne Zola Encouragement Award for an Orange-based writer Eleanor Delaney, (15 years) for the poem Letters Home

Thank you to all our winners and everyone for entering the awards. Your efforts were much appreciated and the quality of entries made it tough work for the judges. Well Done.

From the blog...

Our Word for Snow is Yay!

Frosty is looking forward to some snow today

Eskimos have many words for snow and we have just one – Yay! We’ve already reached our maximum temperature of 7 degrees (at 3am mind you) and it’s 3 degrees now, and that’s it…for the whole day with snow predicted….. It … Read more…