Annual Prize Winners

Oracles of the Bush Senior Poetry Results 2011

Adult Sections Written:  

1. A Humorous Theme -

Winner:      Claire Reynolds (Gloucester) "Unfinished Business"

Commended:  Ellis Campbell (Dubbo) "The Drifter"

Commended:  Geraldine King (Jimboomba)  "Fishing with Gran"

Commended:  Kym Eitel (Limestone Creek) "Granddad's Nitro Mower"  

2. Australian Theme

Winner:       Kym Eitel (Limestone Creek) "Taffy Waits"  

Commended:  Lionel Euston "Bushwalking Down"  

Commended:  Zandrae King (East Corrimal)  "Loose Woman"

Commended:  Will Moody (Bellingen)  "Tom Kruze"

Adult Sections Performance:  

3.  "The Patsy Award" - best performance by a novice


4. Original Work 

Winner:     Claire Reynolds

5. By Other Poets

Winner:     Claire Reynolds

Junior Sections Written:

6. Infants

Winner: Nathaniel Flint (Jennings) - "Motorbikes"

Oracles Prize:  Sierra Strong (S.H.P.M.S.) - "The Outback Bush"

Commended:  Damien Cramp (Jennings) - "Pickles the Ferret"

7. Primary (9 & Under)                                                                 

Winner:Abbey O'Neill (St. Joseph's)  -"Sally"                  

Oracles Prize:  Kalain Khehan (Drake) - "Not Another Brother"

Commended:  Sam Fittler (St. Joseph's) - "My Poem"

                       Jemma Hewat (Jennings) - "Oscar is a Good Dog"

8. Primary  (10 and over)

Winner:            Lewis Whitton (St. Joseph's)  - "Twenty Eleven Flood" 

Oracles Prize:  Eliza Jayne Roots (St. Joseph's) - "The Gum Trees"

Commended:  Jasmine Pitkin (S.H.P.M.S)  - "Unique Land" 

                       Kylee Cooper (S.H.P.M.S) - "City Country"

9. Secondary

Winner:            Jamie Trudgian (T.H.S.)  - "Grandma I Miss You" 

Oracles Prize:  Bianca Melling (T.H.S.) - "Picking Proteas with Grandma"

Junior Sections Performance:

10. Tenterfield Shire Primary

Winner:           Caleb Kilpatrick (S.H.P.M.S)