This year’s Poetry Competition was successful and had the most entries ever, which was approximately 200.
Due to Covid we couldn’t have our festival therefore we are announcing all of our winners online. A hearty congratulations to everyone for participating and for our winners a double congratulations.
Once again, due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to get our Anthology printed on time therefore we will be sending prizes to the winners and as soon as the Anthology arrives we will post all participants a copy.
Thank you everyone for having faith and entering in this difficult year. A very big thank you to our Judges who have taken everything in their stride and chosen excellent winners as well as all of those who assisted behind the scenes.
From Jan and Sharon, we wish you a happy and Covid safe Christmas. Watch out for more CJ Dennis Poetry Competition announcements in the new year.
The Singing Gardens of CJ Dennis, Toolangi
THE TOOLANGI CJ DENNIS POETRY COMPETITION 2020
Category 1: Open Poetry
Shelley Hansen, First Prize, My Singing Garden
Brenda Joy, Second Prize, In a Mangrove World
David Campbell, Third Prize, The Lesson We Must Learn
Brenda Joy, Highly Commended, Deluge of The Plains
Category 2: Open Short Story
Shelley Hansen, First Prize, No Flies on The Sentimental Bloke
Gwen Pascoe, Second Prize, The Jogger
Bill Bean, Third Prize, There Was Once
Category 3: Poems Written by Adults for Children
Shelley Hansen, First Prize, School at Home
Brenda Joy, Second Prize, Hanging Out
Caz Goodwin, Third Prize, Feeling Sick
Susan Hancy, Highly Commended, Possum Problems
Kevin Pye, Highly Commended, Just Imagine
Category 3: Poems Written by Adults for Children as Judged by the
Poonindie Community Learning Centre
Carolyn Foreman, First Prize, Taking the Shortcut to School
Di Scotte, Second Prize, Fright Night
Sharon S. Rushton, Third Prize,The Woods at Night
Category 4: Primary School Students
Taesha Korsten, First Prize, Seasons
Shria,Shah,Second Prize, Flames of The Forest
Eleni Quinn Chapman, Third Prize, CJ Dennis in the 21st Century
Chloe Lee, Highly Commended, The First Human
Nelson Whippy, Highly Commended, First Love
Category 5: Secondary School Students
Natalie Barr, First Prize, Brush Strokes
Natalie Barr, Second Prize, Letter for The Earth
Tessa Quinlan, Third Prize, Black Rain Falling