Skip to main content

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

By July 9, 2016August 31st, 20162 Comments





Thank you to all the entrants in this year’s awards. We are pleased to announce the following winners:

Short Story

1st Dean Briggs, of Newcastle, NSW, for Flashes in the Pan

2nd Jennie Linnane, of Nowra, NSW, for The Yabby Creek Dance by Jennie Linnane

3rd Margot Ogilvie, of Victor Harbour, SA, for One Man’s Funeral by Margret Ogilvie

Open Poetry

1st Joanne Mills, of Darlington WA for Emu Girl , on the day before flying by Joanne Mills

2nd Kathy Driscoll, of Wentworth Falls NSW for 19 Types of Fences in Hill End by Kathy Driscoll

3rd David Robert Taylor, of Henley Beach SA for Not Word – Not Name Desert Lore by David Robert Taylor

Bush Poetry

1st Brenda Saunders, of Randwick NSW for Channel Country by Brenda Saunders

2nd David Campbell, of Aireys Inlet VIC for The Man From Yarra River by David Campbell

3rd Tom McIlveen, of Port Macquarie NSW for The Letter Home by Tom McIlveen

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards

1st Brittany Doolan, Coonabarabran, NSW, age 14 for Strangers on a Train by Brittany Doolan        

 2nd Ellie Wilmore, Erskine Park, NSW, age 12 for I See Red by Ellie Wilmore

 3rd Rania Phillips, Balmain, NSW, age 7 for Crimey and Blimey by Rania Phillips



  • Joanne Mills says:

    A big thank you to the Judge(s) for awarding my poem ‘Emu girl, on the day before flying’ first prize in the Open Poetry Section of this year’s awards! Thanks also to Orange City Council and Central West Libraries for continuing to run the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards, which I have enjoyed entering since 2008.

    Congratulations to all the prize winners in each category.

    All best wishes, Joanne Mills.