Annual Prize Winners

Oracles of the Bush Senior Poetry Results 2007

Adult Section:  1. A Humorous Theme -


Claire Reynolds (Gloucester)  "The 2 That Got Away"


Kathy Edwards (Merewether)    "The Perfect Aussie Male"

Lyn Bunkum (Paterson)  "Alone at Last"

Kym Eitel (Thangool) "Rocket and the Flea"

2. Battler Spirit, Larrikin or Contemporary Concerns                           


Kym Eitel (Thangool) "The Man from up Tom Groggin"


Joyce Alchin (Corrimal)  "The Shadow of the Pine" 

Ellis Campbell (Dubbo) "Mary's Billabong"

Claire Reynolds (Gloucester)  "A Clydesdale Called Big Gyp"

Kym Eitel's other entries. 

3. Original Work 

Winner:     Craig Gascoigne (Kyogle)

4. By Other Poets

Winner:     Dennis Scanlon (some little place)

5. - Secondary Students

Winner:   Rochelle McKenzie (THS) - "Storms"                  

Encouragement Prize:   Simon West (THS) - "My Dog Pat"       

Commended: Rochelle McKenzie (THS) - her other entries                 

6. Primary (9 & Under)                                                                 

Winner:   Ashleigh Pulford (St. Joseph's)  -"Drought"                  

Encouragement Prize:   Nicholas Easton (S.H.P.M.S.) - "Honey Honey"    

7. Primary  Over 10

Winner: Ariel Jones (Drake) - "My Mum" 

Encouragement Prize:   Courtney Bolt (Drake) - "Wombat"

Commended: Annabel Campbell (S.H.P.M.S.) - "Bush Tree" 

8. Student Performance - Tenterfield Shire

Winner:  Daniel Duff (THS)

Encouragement Prize:  Ashleigh Pulford (St. Joseph's)  

9. Student Performance - All Districts

Winner:  Katryn Kelly (Evans Head)

Encouragement Prize:  - not awarded