Awards

Entering writing competitions, although subjective, pits your words against others. It’s a buzz when one of your articles or stories stands out from the crowd.  The great discipline is to work to wordage, themes and audience, and if critiques are included as part of the competition, then this bonus encourages you to further hone your writing.

TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS

  • 2017 Australian Society of Travel Writers, Winner, Best Australian Story
  • 2016 Australian Society of Travel Writers, Finalist, Best International Story
  • 2013 Australian Festival of Travel Writing, Winner, with Opal Odyssey – Travels in Lightning Ridge, NSW
  • 2012 Australian Society of Travel Writers, Finalist, Best Australian Story
  • 2009 Australian Society of Travel Writers, Finalist, Best International Story

CHILDREN’S WRITING AWARDS

  • 2016 CYA conference, 1st place, Chapter Book, with Over Ice Under Sea
  • 2016 CYA conference, 2nd place, Chapter Book, with Bug Boy goes Camping
  • 2015-16 ASA Edel Wignell Mentorship, with Desknapped … into Treasure Island
  • 2014 CBCA Charlotte Waring Barton Award and Mentorship with Random House, with What Tilly Found
  • 2014 CBCA Aspiring Writers’ Mentorship, Shortlisted with Ruby and the Writing Shack
  • 2014 ASA Emerging Writers and Illustrators Mentorship, with Edwena the Wise and Edwena and the Lost Flame
  • 2014 CYA conference, 2nd place, Chapter Book, with Tilly Goes Specking
  • 2014 Mary Grant Bruce Award (FAW), Commended, with Tilly Goes Specking
  • 2013 Writers Unleashed Picture Book Manuscript Competition, Finalist, with Maestro Mouse
  • 2012 CYA conference, 2nd place, Chapter Book, with Desknapped
  • 2011 Mary Grant Bruce Award (FAW), Commended, with Leech Creek
  • 2011 CYA conference, 1st place, Chapter Book, with Astrid Nine-Names
  • 2011 Nairda Lyne Award (FAW), Highly Commended, with The Trouble with Trolls
  • 2010 Mary Grant Bruce Award (FAW), Commended, with Ghost Games
  • 2010 Celapene Press Charlotte Duncan Award, 2nd prize, with Invisible Gran
  • 2010 Nairda Lyne Award (FAW), Highly Commended, with The Magic Spoon