mindshare Creative Writing Award winners announced!

On a black background, an orange scribble in the shape of a thought bubble floats in the page, linked to the word “mindshare” below it in cursive. Under this text reads “creative writing awards 2022 winner”. At the bottom of the image are logos from the Mental Health Coalition South Australia, Mental Health Month, mindshare, Writers SA, and Access2ArtsOn a black background, an orange scribble in the shape of a thought bubble floats in the page, linked to the word “mindshare” below it in cursive. Under this text reads “creative writing awards 2022 winner”. At the bottom of the image are logos from the Mental Health Coalition South Australia, Mental Health Month, mindshare, Writers SA, and Access2Arts

By Kat Coppock

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Huzzuh! Our mindshare Creative Writing Awards have been decided!
Many thanks to everyone who submitted work, we had a whopping 52 pieces entered over the four categories! It was such an incredibly hard decision to choose our shortlisters, and our winners, we had to call in reinforcements (second-opinions), and decided to award some Honourable Mentions”, for the first year ever!

CONGRATULATIONS TO AWARD WINNERS;
Unpublished Writing; “The Face Of Stillbirth” by Lucia Allamandi Schwenker
Published Writing; “Frosty” by Isaac Edward
Unpublished Poetry; “The Weight of The World” by Anita Zurbrugg
Published Poetry; “Dear Mind” by Melanie Ehler Collopy

They have received 1 years free membership to Writers SA (valued at $75), a $100 gift card for any Writers SA resources or services, a free 20-minute consultation with the Writers SA Director, opportunity to be profiled and interviewed on the Access2Arts website, mindshare Awards plaque, their work displayed physically as part of the MHCSA’s Mental Health Month mindshare Exhibition in October, and publication on mindshare digital platforms!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHORT LISTERS;
Unpublished Writing;
Last Straw” by Courtney Shepherd
“Flash of Panic” by Hannah Robinson

Published Writing;
“How To Keep Guilt In A Preserve Jar” by Britnie Hocking
“Fractured” by Joshua Ramsay

Unpublished Poetry;
Bottleneck” by Orph Both
“Water Under The Bridge” by Martina Kontos

Published Poetry;
“Cloud 9” by Andrew Ballard
When Sky Swallows The City” by Shaine Melrose

They have received 1 years free membership to Writers SA (valued at $75), their work displayed physically as part of the MHCSA’s Mental Health Month mindshare Exhibition in October, and publication on mindshare digital platforms

CONGRATULATIONS TO HONOURABLE MENTIONS;
Unpublished Writing;
You Are Not Me” by Georgie Waters
I am Wanatja” by Eva Rainow

Unpublished Poetry;
The Creative Rhyming Mind of Krums” by Blake Krums

Published Poetry;
Harbinger of Doom” by Andrew Ballard
The Promised Land” by Georgia Lawrie
Peice by Peice” by Sudhashree Somers
I tell Dad I’ll Call him but tomorrow yellows” by Anisha Pillarisetty (not published).

They will be published on mindshare digital platforms in recognition of thier skills!

So, you can see, in the end we managed to make a decision, and presented our winners to the audience at Festival of Now 10th Anniversary on October 14th! This is also the first time the Creative Writing Award winners have read their work on the FoN stage, and it was such a pleasure to see these works performed live. You can see a little video capture below, from our Instagram account;

 

 

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Thanks again to everyone who submitted work to our awards this year! It was an honour to read your stories and bear witness to your creative healing!

If you missed the Awards this year, we will be running them for next years #MentalHealthMonth in October ’23, so stay tuned for announcements! We hope to see your work in the competition next year!
In the meantime, if you have stories to share, you can submit them to our website THROUGH THIS FORM RIGHT HERE!

Keep writing!

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