Wombat 2022 Poetry & Prose Awards

Entries closed on 31 August for the Henry Lawson Society Wombat 2022 Poetry & Short Story Awards for Primary School children.

The Society received over 80 entries, judged by well-known Melbourne children’s author Meredith Costain. Congratulations are extended to all students who entered the competition. The following prize winners received a certificate, cash and a voucher for their school library to the value of the award for books supplied by Ford Street Publishing.

Prep-Grade 3 Short Story

1st : Harry Beaumont, Brighton Primary School, (A Boy and a Pigeon)

2nd : Milla Kirkhope, Newhaven College (A Bushwalk with Bushy)

3rd : Pippa Le Serve, Loch Primary School (Animal Whisperer)


Prep-Grade 3 Poem

1st : Isobel Hunt, Kongwak Primary School, (Kangaroo)

2nd : Isabella Lahm, St Anne’s College Kialla, (Bush Yarn)

3rd : Charlotte Perrett, Kongwak Primary School, (Echidna)

Highly Commended: Sophie Haeusler, St Anne’s College Kialla, (The River)

Highly Commended : Alice Van Maanenberg and Luca Adornato, St Anne’s College Kialla, (Haiku Poem)

Grade 4-6 Short Story

1st : Sophia van Zanten, Mornington Primary School (Fire Dingo)

2nd : Maisie Hewitt, Mornington Primary School (The Story of the Koalas)

3rd : Delany Dryden, Corryong College (Why the Lyrebird Mimics)

Highly Commended : Eleanor Jobe, Kongwak Primary School (A Yarn in the Country)

Highly Commended : Mikayla Jeffries, Kongwak Primary School (Wedge-Tail Eagle)

Grade 4-6 Poem

1st : Daisy Worth, Mornington Primary School (Lone Magpie in the Old Gumtree)

2nd : Jack Beaumont, Brighton Primary School (Bush Haiku)

3rd : Sammy Russell, Mornington Primary School (A Bush Yarn)

Highly Commended : Ashton Trebilcock, Mornington Primary School (Australian Bush)

Highly Commended : Audrey-Grace Vallerant, Mornington Primary School (Bush Life)