2020 Competition Results

Congratulations to all of KSP's annual competition winners, and thank you to all those who entered. Big thanks to Bendigo Bank Mundaring, Shire of Mundaring, Tabetha Rogers-Beggs of Little Black Dress Productions, and Flora Smith for sponsoring these awards.

SPOOKY STORY AWARDS 2020

(WA Competition)

Theme: Beneath

Judge: Carolyn Wren

Carolyn Wren is the Multi Award Winning author of over a dozen published books. In 2009, she won the Emerald writing contest for unpublished authors run by the Romance Writers of Australia, and was a finalist in the International Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Her debut published work won the RWA 'Ella' award for novella of the year. She is currently working with two Australian Publishers, Serenity Press and Gumnut Press, and has judged the annual KSP Spooky Story Competition since its inception in 2016.

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OPEN SECTION

Winner: 'The Tube' by Lisa Rodrigues
2nd Place: 'The Arms of the Ocean' by Melanie Talbot    

Commended

'Beneath the Bridge' by Kathy Shortland-Jones
'Beneath These Wooden Skies' by Fionna Cosgrove

 

Shortlisted

•    Abalone by Jen Bowden
•    Cover Me by Justin Cawthorne
•    Echoes by Jess Gately
•    Brickwork by C. Aric Hanley
•    The Void by Lee Harsen
•    The Haunting of a Dying Australian Soldier by Nyema James
•    Consecrated by Valerie Latimour
•    Scout’s Honour by Jenny Lynch
•    And Now We Are Ten by Laila Miller
•    Artefact by Chris Moss
•    The Gazhal by David John Rawet
•    The Carpet by Jordan Soresi
•    No Ordinary Girl by Helen Wilson    

YOUTH SECTION

Winner: Beneath Warm Smiles by Anna-Grace Lau (age 14)
2nd Place: Goodbye Tom by Hannah Sambell (age 15)

Commended

Beneath the Dying Sun by Rosie Scutt (age 13)
The Lonely Witch by Jasmin Pradhan (age 18)
Little Boy by Aydee Bull (age 14)
Beneath the Reflection by Makayla Deanne Blythman (age 14)

Shortlisted

•    Beneath by Anjali Banerjee (12)
•    What You Don’t See by Anna Doherty (14)
•    Grandma’s Basement by Alannah Faulkner (14)
•    I’m Coming by Liah Jones (14)
•    The Giver and the Taker by Bridgette Rose Lawson-Watson (15)
•    Possession by Mary Noorsalsa McConnell (14)
•    The Rug from Under You by Eva Mustapic (16)
•    Beneath the Wishing Well by Alice Tanner (12)
•    Beneath the Mask by Halle van den Berg (12)

KSP POETRY AWARDS 2020

(National Competition)

Will be announced 6 December 2020

Judge: Renee Pettitt-Schipp

Reneé Pettitt-Schipp’s work with asylum seekers in detention on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands inspired her first collection of poetry, The Sky Runs Right Through Us. This collection was shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett manuscript prize as well as the 2019 CHASS Australia Student Prize. In 2019, The Sky Runs Right Through Us also won the Greg Crombie ‘Work of the Year’ in the Humanities Research Awards, as well as winning the WA Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Writer. Reneé now lives in WA’s Great Southern.

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OPEN SECTION

First Place: 
Second Place: 

Commended
 

Annette Cameron Encouragement Award for an Unpublished WA Poet:

YOUTH SECTION

First Place: 
Second Place: 

Commended

Mundaring National Encouragement Award for a Poet Under 14 Years:
 

KSP SHORT FICTION AWARDS 2020

(National Competition)

Will be announced 6 December 2020

Judge: Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) has won several accolades including the 2019 Western Australian Premier's Award and the 2018 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. In 2020, Invisible Boys was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and named as a Notable Book by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Holden's writing has been published in Griffith Review, Westerly, page seventeen, Indigo Journal and the Bright Lights, No City anthology. He has written articles for 10 Daily, the Huffington Post, the ABC, DNA Magazine and FasterLouder. He is Deputy Chair of WritingWA.  

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OPEN SECTION

First Place: 
Second Place: 

Highly Commended
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YOUTH SECTION

First Place: 
Second Place: 

Highly Commended
Commended

Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award

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