Best of Times Short Story Competition, Spring 2016

The Beefmaster (short story) – Highly Commended


Lane Cove Literary Award 2016

Lost in Trainstation (travel story) – shortlisted


Trudy Graham / Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose 2016

Commended for short story The Question


Lane Cove Literary Award 2015

shortlisted for the poem Oregon


Melaleuca Blue 2015 Life Writing Competition

shortlisted for the memoir The First Day and included in the  collection Do nuns wear knickers? (True stories of school life and what we really learned) Melaleuca Blue Publishing, 2016


Friendly Street Poets Satura Prize, 2015

first prize for the poem a clarity of smog

related newspaper article.

Friendly Street background and shortlist


Five Islands Press

The Tropeland Selection

(One of 4 selected for publication within the following year with the assistance of the Australia Council Literature Board)



John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize

Shortlisted for Tropeland

June, 2013


RiAus Sciku Competition 2012

1st Prize for clover



Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

Shortlisted in the Unpublished Manuscripts section

for poetry collection Tropeland

Feb, 2012


Friendly Street Poets Political Poetry Competition

Commended for

Stopping the Boats

Dec, 2011


RiAus Science Poetry Competition (1st prize) and FS Poem of the Month for November for

Moths and butterflies 



Julie Lewis Biennial Literary Awards

(Peter Cowan)

Clearing the caravan park

(2nd place)



Open Your Mind Poetry Competition 2011

Winner (open metro) for two faces have i


RiAus Sci-ku Competition 2011 (Highly Commended) for carbon      (at 5:07)



Newcastle Poetry Prize (New Media) 2009  (Winner with Ben Walker) for



 Newcastle Poetry Prize (New Media) 2007. (Winner with Matt Walker) for


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