Laura Literary Awards
The Laura Literary Awards are co-ordinated by Rocky River ‘Riters.
Entries close for the Laura Literary Awards 2022 on Friday 12 May 2023 Please post your entries well before closing date.
Winners will be announced on 29 July 2023
Congratulations and Thanks to all Entrants of the Laura Literary Awards 2022.
Poetry and Prose sections Competition for 2022 now finalised, see Winners List below
List of winners 2022
Section 1 Open Prose
Winner: ‘They Got it Too Easy These Days’ by Andrew Bell, Moonta, SA
Highly commended: ‘The Only Beach in The Outback’ by Odette Des Forges, Camp Hill, Qld
Section 2 Young Adult Prose
No prizes awarded
Section 3A Primary Prose (11-12 y.o.)
Winner: ‘GPS Knows Best’ by Eleni Chapman (12) Ascot, WA
Highly Commended: ‘‘Melbourne Victory Soccer Clinic’ by Poppy Kingan (11) Halls Gap, Vic
Commended: ‘Memories’ by Audrey Guo (11) Canterbury Vic
Section 3B Primary Prose (9-10 y.o.)
Winner: ‘‘Otter Shark’ by Clem Chapman Ascot, WA
Highly Commended: ‘‘The Gentle-hearted Fox and the Kind Boy’ by Daniel Willmott (9) Rostrevor, SA
Commended: ‘Survival’ by Kirsten Hii (10) St. Columba Anglican School, NSW
Section 4 Junior Primary Prose
Winner: ‘Gecko Location’ by Arran Winslow (7) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Highly Commended: ‘The Coral Rescue’ by Jaxton Tsui (6) Allawah NSW
Highly Commended: ‘The Knight In Not So Shining Armour’ by Billy Skerrett (7)
Bardon State School, Qld
Commended: ‘Himalayas Crash Landing’ by Louis Shi (8) Knox Grammar Preparatory College
Commended: ‘The Gift Of Family’ by Isabella Marks (8) St. Columba Anglican School, NSW
Section 5 Open Poetry
Winner: ‘Telescopic Lens’ by Jude Aquilina Milang, SA
Highly Commended: ‘Lake Wendouree’ by Kirsten Johnston Mt Gambier, SA
Commended: ‘Harmonica’ by Jude Aquilina Milang, SA
Section 6 Bush Poetry
Winner: ‘The Ruins’ by Neil Mumford Port Pirie, SA
Highly Commended: ‘A Town Called Hope’ by David Campbell Aireys Inlet, Vic
Commended: ‘Our Outback Land’ by Brenda Joy Pritchard Charters Towers Qld
Section 7 Young Adult Poetry
Commended: ‘Sun Blackened Out’ by Oliver Baitch Albury, NSW
Section 8 Junior Poetry
Winner: ‘A Country Fair’ by Gabriella Guo (9) Pymble Ladies’ College, NSW
Highly Commended: ‘The Rainbow Horse’ by Jordan Atiga (10) Citipoint Christian College, Qld.
Commended: ‘The Trenches’ by Oliver Senini (9) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Section 9 Junior Primary Poetry
Winner: ‘The Black Raven’ by Victor Hou (7) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Highly Commended: ‘Waiting on the Blocks’ by Jesse Alexander (8) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Highly Commended: ‘War’ by Phillip Ren (8) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Commended: ‘Kangaroos‘ by Jayden Xu (7) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Commended: ‘The worm’ by Jayden Xu (7) Knox Grammar Preparatory College, NSW
Congratulations to all those whose work has been recognised by the 2022 Laura Literary Award judges. Rocky River ‘Riters thank all entrants for taking the time to participate in our competition and wish you well with your future writing.
A booklet containing the published manuscripts of winning entrants can be purchased at a cost of $15 (which includes postage) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .