Annual Prize Winners

Oracles of the Bush Senior Poetry Results 2006

Adult Section:  1. A Humorous Theme -


Shirley Everingham (Wauchope)  "Caught Short"


Richard Forbes (Goonellabah)    "The Long Farewell"

Kim Eitel (Goovigen)  "The CWA Bake-off Disaster"

Trevor Shaw (Thangool)    "Big Bird Dancer"

2. Battler Spirit, Larrikin or Contemporary Concerns                           


Kym Eitel (Goovigen) "Who Were You Ellen Kelly?"


Joyce Alchin (Corrimal)  "The Book Launch" 

Kym Eitel's other entries. 

3. Original Work 

Winner:     JimBrown - "Taken"

4. By Other Poets

Winner:     Jim Brown - "The Black Rose"

5. - Secondary Students

Winner:   Calvin Grogan - "King of the Bash"                  

Encouragement Prize:   Rochelle McKenzie - "A Farmer's Pain"       

Commended: Jordan Tselepy - "Australia"                  

6. Primary (9 & Under)                                                                 

Winner:   Ashleigh Pulford - "Horses are Magnificent"                                             

Encouragement Prize:   Hannah Whitton - "My Black Silky-haired Calf"    

Commended: Phoebe Saunders - "Swagman"

7. Primary  Over 10

Joint Winners:   

Jessica Tselepy - "Bretta, the Shearer" 

Aysha Scott-Irving - "Trusty Work Mate"

Commended: Gitana Deans - "Sailing to Australia" 

8. Student Performance - Tenterfield Shire

Winner:  Daniel Duff - "Dog Habits"

Encouragement Prize:  Calvin Grogan - "Sixteen Candles"

9. Student Performance - All Districts

Winner:  Thomas Finnerty (Port Macquarie) - "Dog Habits"

Encouragement Prize:  Katherine Kelly (Evans Head) - "Grandma and the Snake"