2019 Competition Results

Congratulations to all the KSP competition winners for 2019, and thank you to all those who entered. Big thanks to Bendigo Bank Mundaring, Shire of Mundaring, Tabetha Beggs of Little Black Dress Productions, and Flora Smith for sponsoring these awards.

SPOOKY STORY AWARDS 2019

Theme: Change

Judge: Carolyn Wren

Multi award winning author of Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, and Urban Fantasy, Carolyn is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, the Australian  Society of Authors, the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition (EPIC), the Romance Writers of New Zealand, and KSP Writers' Centre. Carolyn is currently under contract with Serenity Press and has judged the KSP Spooky Story Awards since its inception in 2016.

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OPEN SECTION (WA)

Winner: He Just Watches by Fionna Cosgrove
2nd Place: Justifying the Means by Valerie Latimour

Highly Commended

 The Change by D.D. Line

YOUTH SECTION (WA)

Winner: Purple Shirt and Beaded Accessories by Claire Luces (age 14)
2nd Place: Imagination or Reality by Leah Kuchelkorn (age 12)

Commendations

Dead Man Walking by Sage Nock (age 16)
Mirrors by Sean Paxman (age 12)

YOUTH (INTERSTATE)

Winner: Monster with a Victim Mentality by Amy Feng (age 13)

2nd Place: The Prey and the Predator by Alex Etchells (age 16)

Commendations

The Chickens by Indigo Isabel Meadows (age 15)
I Love You the Way You Are by Serena Chi (age 10)

KSP COMMEMORATIVE ANTHOLOGY AWARDS 2019 (National)

Theme: KSP Commemoration

Judges: Nathan Hobby & Shey Marque

Nathan Hobby (short fiction & non-fiction judge) is a writer, reader, and librarian living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife, Nicole and two young children. His novel, The Fur, won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was published by Fremantle Press. Nathan has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia. He has been working on the biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard for his PhD thesis since 2014, and contributes a monthly column on Katharine for the KSP Writers' Centre newsletter.

Shey Marque (poetry judge) is the author of Keeper of the Ritual, shortlisted for 2017 Noel Rowe Poetry Award for an unpublished manuscript, forthcoming with UWA Publishing in 2019, and a chapbook Aporiac published with Finishing Line Press (USA) in 2016. She was the inaugural recipient of the Queensland Poetry Festival’s Emerging Older Poet Mentorship Award in 2018. Her poetry appears in Award-Winning Australian Writing, Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Westerly. Shey is a former medical scientist, and past coordinator of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre where she currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program. 

OVERALL WINNER

Rosanne Dingli: 'Impatience of the Bold' 

SHORT FICTION SECTION

Winner: Rosanne Dingli: 'Impatience of the Bold'

Commended

Jane Downing - 'Child of the Tide'
Joe Harrison - 'Shedding the Chrysalsis'
Tim Nelson - 'Windows'
Rachel Watts - 'Children of the Hurricane'

NON-FICTION SECTION

Winner: Melanie Hall - 'The Geraniums of 1967'

Commended 

Shannon Coyle - 'Dear Katharine'
Denise Faithfull - 'On Literary Pilgrimages'
Sarah Nicholson - 'William, Katharine, and I'

POETRY SECTION

Winner: Flora Smith - ‘Cross Purposes’

Commended 

L. Ashby - ‘Your Letter’
Mardi May - ‘Contemplation’
Scott-Patrick Mitchell - ‘Ritual for Achieving Dreams’
Glen Phillips - ‘The Fire at Katharine’s Place’
Rose van Son - ‘Wild Nasturtiums’

KSP POETRY AWARDS 2019 (National)

Will be announced 1 December 2019

Judge: Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia, where she now lives in the wheatbelt, but has also lived overseas in the UK, USA and Ireland. She has worked in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and teaching. As well as five novels, she has published nine collections of poetry.

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OPEN SECTION

First Place: Natalie D-Napoleon (WA), “If There is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears”
Second Place: Jan Napier (WA), “Sometimes on Honeycomb”

Commended
1. Highly Commended: Madeleine Tingey (WA), “Resonance”
2. Highly Commended: Damen O'Brien (QLD), “My Father’s Suit”
3. Commended:Scott-Patrick Mitchell (WA), “The Call”
4. Commended:Natalie Cooke (ACT), “tread softly because you tread”
5. Commended:Chris Palazzolo (WA), “Law and Physics”

Annette Cameron Encouragement Award for an Unpublished WA Poet:

Petra Louise Sully, “The Gardener”

YOUTH SECTION

First Place: Issv Orosz (VIC), “A Foggy Day”
Second Place: Kaiser Kuznicki (Halls Head, WA), “Stars”

Commended
1. Highly Commended: Vanessa Vu (NSW), “A Fresh Start”
2. Highly Commended: Danai Jedrzejczyk (Halls Head, WA), “Storm Cloud”
3. Commended: Skye McNaughton (Halls Head, WA), “Tiger Stripes”
4. Commended: Sally McShane (TAS), “Caging Serenity”
5. Commended: Rachel Larsen (Halls Head, WA), “Coral Reefs”

Mundaring National Encouragement Award for a Poet Under 14 Years:
• Eva Todaro (VIC), “Houses on Bell St”

KSP SHORT FICTION AWARDS 2019 (National)

Will be announced 1 December 2019

Judge: Annabel Smith

Annabel is the author of US bestseller Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot), digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her short fiction and non-fiction have been published in Southerly, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and Review of Australian Fiction. She holds a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, and is an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow. She teaches creative writing for the Australian Writers Centre, and regularly runs workshop at libraries and writers centres including Writers VIC and KSP Writers Centre.

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OPEN SECTION

First Place: Up & Away to Nowhere - Kathy Sharpe, NSW
Second Place: Deviation - Nicole Hodgson, WA

Highly Commended: Kisses for Ross – Kathy Prokhovnik, NSW
Highly Commended:  Bound – Dorothea Pfaff, WA
Commended: Laid Bare – Jodie Kewley, VIC
Commended: Fourteen Candles – John Margetts, VIC
Commended: Negative Space – Dorothy Simmons, NSW

YOUTH SECTION

First Place: Reverse– Elena Canty, VIC
Second Place: Seyfo – Chloe Daniel, NSW

Highly Commended: Become Your Fears – Ruby Marie Addessa Lwin, WA
Commended: Trespasser – Elena Canty, VIC
Commended: Without Words – Jasmin Pradhan, WA
Commended: The 11:06 to Saharn – Elena Canty, VIC
Commended: The Sympathetic Nazi – Luca Dondina, NSW

Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award
Away – Natalie Barr, VIC

Special Mention 
Why We Need More Feminine Rights – Charlotte MacLean, VIC

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