Five months of hard work came to fruition during the Cherry Festival with the announcement of the 2016 Fellowship of Australian Writers writing competition.
The climax was reached last Saturday when results were announced at the National Cherry Festival, including results in a new section especially for writers in kindergarten.
Event Co-coordinator Joan Dwyer assisted by club member Clare Brown, presented awards and certificates to the winners and placegetters of the six categories.
“The quantity and quality of the entries was very high, said Mrs. Dwyer.
“The judges had a difficult task.
“In fact, in some cases we awarded extra prizes where we felt that some entries were too close to separate.
“We also decided to create new category especially for the writers in the kindergarten classes.”
“Similar to last year, we had entries from all the local schools, but in addition this year entries were received from schools within the greater Hilltops area.
“Congratulations to all the Principals and teachers involved.”
Ted Webber, the FAW President says that the grand total of nearly 600 entries coming from all over Australia pointed to the competitions growing reputation.
A lot of hard work by our Lambing Flat group has paid off.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers would like to acknowledge and thank their sponsors, South West Slopes Credit Union, Young Services Club and the Wombat Bush Poets. Without the help and continued support of the sponsors the competition could not go ahead.
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