Annual Prize Winners
Oracles of the Bush Senior Poetry Results 2008
Adult Sections Written:
1. A Humorous Theme -
Winner: Claire Reynolds (Gloucester) "That Trip to Cape york"
Commended: Ellis Campbell (Dubbo) "Mechanical Surrender"
Commended: Lyn Bunkum (Gympie) "The Novice Performer"
Commended: Kym Eitel (Limestone Creek) "Toothpaste"
2. Battler Spirit, Larrikin or Contemporary Concerns
Winner: Dennis Scanlon (Cleveland) "The Bang Tail Muster"
Commended: Pamela Fox (Beaudesert) "The New Governors"
Commended: Kym Eitel (Limestone Creek) "A Bell in the Mist"
Commended: Kym Eitel (Limestone Creek) "My Homestead, My Tin Shed"
Adult Sections Performance:
3. Original Work
Winner: John Lloyd (Mackay) "Where Two Rivers Make a Creek"
4. By Other Poets
Winner: Susan Carcary "Vigilance"
6. Primary (9 & Under)
Winner: Rory Whitton (St. Joseph's) -"My Mate"
Oracles Prize: Trent Pulford (St. Joseph's) - "The Scary Redback"
Judges' Prize: Lachlan Kerrvers (St. Joseph's) - "Grandma"
Highly Commended: Tamara Barnes (Drake) "A Good Scout"
Highly Commended: Breanna Clark (S.H.P.M.S.) "Bushfires"
7. Primary Over 10
Winner: Ashleigh Pulford (St. Joseph's) - "The Outbreak"
Oracles Prize: Hannah Whitton (St. Joseph's) - "Minnie"
Commended: Joanna Lusty (S.H.P.M.S.) - "My Family"
Highly Commended: Nicole Petrie (Drake) "Sandy Hills Hut"
Highly Commended: Shona Lees (S.H.P.M.S.) "Boys"
Highly Commended: Jessie Little (Drake) "The Farm"
Highly Commended: Jackson Rings (S.H.P.M.S.) "Skiing"
8. Student Performance - Tenterfield Shire
Winner: Ashleigh Pulford (St. Joseph's)
Oracles Prize: Daniel Duff (T.H.S.)
9. Student Performance - All Districts
Winner: Ambre Woodward (T.H.S.)
Encouragement Prize: - Katryn Kelly (Evans Head)