Blue Mountains Stories: A Year Like No Other

Published 13:14 - 03/11/2020 Updated 09:45 - 12/07/2021

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A retrospective reflection on the experience of life in the Blue Mountains during 2020 with bushfires, floods and COVID-19.


WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We asked Blue Mountains residents to submit stories from a year like no other. Entries could be:

An original story, reflection, poem or letter, up to 600 words in length.

An original photograph.

A combination of both written words and an image.

The major prize winners for the Open category are:

1st prize: David King

2nd prize: Daniel Lewis

3rd prize: Sophie Vivian

Highly Commended: Ben Pearse & Samara Thomson.

Primary School special mention: Pinky Carey-Webb.

Winners of the High School category are: Griffin Arnold, Frankie McNair, Eleni Pringle, Abbie Payne, Jessica Stevenson, Maggie Vivian.

High School recommended for Exhibition: Dakota Smith, Ariel Fraser.

Winners of the Primary School category are: Alice Pigram, Heidi Wheelhouse, Sahara Adams, Ivy McManus, Eva Murdoch, Eva Luna Field, Alina Brown, Arlan Brown-O'Keefe, Lilian Field.

Open category recommended for exhibition: Margarita D'Hheureux, Maddison Goodwin, Tracie McMahon, Scarlett Quain, Anne Worthington, Sam Parker-Davies, Nicholas Danta, Marion Whitehead, Garry Crockett, Jeanette Temesvary, Karen Stevenson.


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all participants for sharing their art and their experiences with us all. This collection forms an important piece of history, a snapshot in time, and a record to reflect on the hardships, strengths and resilience of our community.




A retrospective reflection on the experience of life in the Blue Mountains during 2020 with bushfires, floods and COVID-19.


WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We asked Blue Mountains residents to submit stories from a year like no other. Entries could be:

An original story, reflection, poem or letter, up to 600 words in length.

An original photograph.

A combination of both written words and an image.

The major prize winners for the Open category are:

1st prize: David King

2nd prize: Daniel Lewis

3rd prize: Sophie Vivian

Highly Commended: Ben Pearse & Samara Thomson.

Primary School special mention: Pinky Carey-Webb.

Winners of the High School category are: Griffin Arnold, Frankie McNair, Eleni Pringle, Abbie Payne, Jessica Stevenson, Maggie Vivian.

High School recommended for Exhibition: Dakota Smith, Ariel Fraser.

Winners of the Primary School category are: Alice Pigram, Heidi Wheelhouse, Sahara Adams, Ivy McManus, Eva Murdoch, Eva Luna Field, Alina Brown, Arlan Brown-O'Keefe, Lilian Field.

Open category recommended for exhibition: Margarita D'Hheureux, Maddison Goodwin, Tracie McMahon, Scarlett Quain, Anne Worthington, Sam Parker-Davies, Nicholas Danta, Marion Whitehead, Garry Crockett, Jeanette Temesvary, Karen Stevenson.


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all participants for sharing their art and their experiences with us all. This collection forms an important piece of history, a snapshot in time, and a record to reflect on the hardships, strengths and resilience of our community.