Poetry & Photography Competition 2018 Winners

2018 Poetry & Photography Competition Winners
Entries can be viewed online at


The theme of this competition was 
Advocacy Through The Arts: Bringing Change Through Expression 
showing in words or pictures "what change means to you"

Entries were judged on how well they fulfilled the theme, as well as on the quality of the entry.
We are extremely appreciative of the time and consideration put in by our wonderful judges.

Photography Judges - Louise Buchanan (BFA) and Jennifer Madsen (BFA)
Poetry Judge - Dr Deanne Leber

Consumer Photography

  • First Prize: Amanda Stilbe - Breaking Through The Storm
  • Highly Commended: Richard Helich - Morning 1
  • Commended: Donelle Toussaint - Growth and New Beginnings

Carer Photography

  • First Prize: Danielle Jelfs - Seeming Serenity

Consumer Poems

  • First Prize: Christopher Connelly - Carbon Pollution
  • Highly Commended: Lisa Ostman - Dear Siblings
  • Commended: Belinda Curby - Intensive Care
  • Special Mention: Peter Merl - Morisset Blues

Carer Poems

  • First Prize: Ron Halsey - You Just Made My Day
  • Commended: Salome - Post-Divorce Recovery


Poetry & Photography Competition Awards Presentation Morning Tea

24 May  10:30am-12pm

One Door Mental Health
Les Maurer Education Centre
Building 36 Digby Road
Old Gladesville Hospital

RSVP 20 May
02 9879 2600

We will not be publishing a printed book this year.
Entries will remain displayed on the website under Media-Centre/Gallery

This competition will now be held every two years.