Writing Competition, 2001
was made by Danuta Shaw, co-ordinator of the competition:
the end the following stories were shortlisted as finalists:
Finyala's Gift by Penny Reeve
My Angel: The One Who I Adore by Andrew Henley
The Incandescent by Mark Kop
e-legitimate hunger by Andrew Hii
The Way We Were by Michelle Larkin
The Kranji Clique by Geoffrey Bingham
Doris and the Dreamer by Geoffrey Bingham
The Bird in the Mango Tree by Geoffrey Bingham
The Chink by Elizabeth Dyson
Grace is Coming by Elizabeth Dyson
A Streetlight Named Hope by Sarah Knox
The Heart of an Angel by Cathy Douglas
to the winner, Geoffrey Bingham's stories "The Kranji Clique"
and "The Bird in the Mango Tree" took first and second
place. Both these stories are astounding. Bunty Collins wrote that "The Kranji Clique" is "a
moving account written with depth of feeling and revealing an
important truth for life. A piece of history which needs to
be known." Jeff Crabtree called "The Bird in the Mango
was interesting to see that a number of finalist entries were
written by the same authors. Given that this is a completely
anonymous competition, and that the entry forms have been locked
away by the scrutineer until last Monday night when the judging
was finalised, there was no way of knowing this would be so.
I would like to thank you for entering, and hope you will enter
again next year. Information about the competition will be available
at the jiracom
early in 2002.
we are beginning work on the anthology. Due to illness, both
the editors have been delayed with this task, and so the initial
publication date is running behind schedule. We expect the anthology
to be released early in 2002, with an expected recommended retail
price of $15.95.
we expect that Manna Praise Worship Adoration will be available
through Open Book and Koorong, as well as direct sale via the
you kindly for your participation and may God bless you on your
way, in your house, in your work and in your world.
Jiracom Pty Limited
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