Judges praised the high quality and diversity of stories submitted for this year’s Elyne Mitchell Writing Award.
The presentation event at Tumbarumba saw John Jenkins, of Kangaroo Ground, win the open category for his story The Girl Who Wasn’t There.
The local category went to Mitta’s Felicity McDonald, who wrote a non-fiction work about the creation of her garden.
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New Zealand writer Jillian Sullivan took out the non-fiction bonus prize for In the Midst of My True Life.
In the photography section, Corryong’s Justin Daniels won with his picture In the Snow, with Frost Edged Autumn Leaf by Kate Rotheram second and Reach for the Stars by Rod MacDonald third.
Guest speaker and crime writer Sulari Gentill shared her best tips for writing, confirming everyone has their own style and method and all should be giving it a try.
The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award, which is run by Corryong Neighbourhood Centre, encourages stories on the Australian rural landscape.
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