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Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards


Winners for this year’s Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards were announced at a special ceremony held at Geraldton Christian College.  This year sixty-seven  awards were presented across ten categories of poetry and prose, including the Pat Gallaher Encouragement Award.  Congratulations to the winners.  It is wonderful to know students continue to enjoy the opportunity to use their creative talents to pen some very inspirational and imaginative works of poetry and prose. 


Thank you to all the students for your enthusiasm and time taken to enter this year’s awards. 

To the teachers, parents and guardians – thank you for your positive encouragement towards the students and your continued support for these awards. This year the Library received a received 795 entries from twenty-seven schools across the Midwest region including Meekatharra School of the Air and the home educated.


The Library would also like to acknowledge and thank the judges who willingly gave up their time to assess the entries.  As always, the judges do an incredible job and all judging is done anonymously.  This year the judges were: Chris Yates, Meredith Wills, Tony Turner, Sue Chiera, Heather Wallace, Warwick Glenister, Nola Gregory, Deanne Davies, Lorraine Chapman, Malcolm Smith, Matilda Scotney and Hugh de Beer.


The Library wishes to acknowledge and thank the people, local organisations and businesses within our community who have helped to make these awards a reality and contribute toward their success.  In addition to being supported by the City of Greater Geraldton, the Award receives support from the following sponsors ;

  • Honourable Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry & Federal Member for Durack;
  • Honourable Sandra Carr MLC, Member for Agricultural Region;
  • Honourable Colin de Grussa MLC, Member for Agricultural Region;
  • Honourable Steve Martin MLC, Member for Agricultural Region;
  • Ms Lara Dalton MLA, Member for Geraldton;
  • Mr Shane Love MLA, Member for Moore;
  • Apex Club of Geraldton;
  • Friends of Geraldton Library;
  • The Geraldton Cultural Trust;
  • Lions Club of Geraldton;
  • Writers of the Coral Coast;
  • Geraldton Newspapers Ltd;
  • Mrs Helen McArthur – (Sister to Randolph Stow);
  • Mr and Mrs Peter and Patricia (Patti) Rock; and
  • J & L Oliveri Cabinet Makers


Booklets containing the works of finalists are available for sale @ $13.00 each from the Library.   EFTPOS is available.


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