Literary Competition Berringa and Beyond

We have decided not to hold a competition in 2007.

Below are the results of the 2005 competition Berringa and Beyond judged by Brian Edwards, Associate Professor, Deakin University:

Category A - Short Stories
1st Prize Michael Hunt A Little Something by Eisenstein with Music by Prokofiev
2nd Prize Marion Downes One Day
3rd Prize Kirstin Ehrlich Davies When Truth and Fiction Merge
Commended Jenny Sinclair Italiano parlante
Commended Ross M Duffy Life Sentence
Commended Owen Carmichael Part-Time Wife

Category B - Poetry
1st Prize Mark Miller Windsurfers
2nd Prize Jennifer Kemp Gran
3rd Prize John Blackhawk Rain Front
Commended John Egan Letter to Lena
Commended Joachim Matschoss Lilydale 5.00 am the first train
Commended Jennifer Kemp Just Below the 26th

Category C - Haiku
1st Prize John Egan The Jacarandas'
2nd Prize Patricia Keating Winter Kimono
3rd Prize Sue Mill among lily pads
Commended John Egan Three pink rose petals
Commended Marion Downes Pink bells are trembling

Category D - Essay with Multi-Cultural Theme
Commended Helen Higgins Journey to the Old Country
Commended Stella van Tongeren The Myth of Multiculturalism
Commended Kate Landsberry Goose-steps into Hell

Category E - Open Poetry Youth 14-17 Years
We did not receive adequate numbers of entries to allow judging - a surprise gift will be awarded to participants.