Competition 2021

Thanks everyone who entered this year’s Long Way Home competition. We had a huge response! Stories From the Clarence Valley 2021 – Look Up will be a fabulous book. We received many more good stories than we are able to publish, and it was really tough making a pick. We take our hats off to everyone who wrote a story. You sat down, you focused your writing mind, you put down some words and created a story. Please keep writing.

The book will be out before Christmas. Here’s the list of stories that will be in it. Winners will be announced in September.

Open section

Mark Shea, A Yacht Called Failure

Bob Carnaby, Something Up To Which I Can Look

Paul Gill, The Clarence

Kathryn Goldie, North

Ilana Kaplin, Oranges, Lemons, Limes

Bob Carnaby, Look up Death By Beans (You Wont Find It)

Loueen Winters, Daisy Quin

Michelle Green, The Swim

Norm Mjadwesch, Warm the Cockles

Aaron Dewhurst, Bioluminescence

High School Section

Kiera Banfield, Look Up, Year 7, Grafton High School

Kate-Lyn O’Sullivan, Look Up, Year 10, Clarence Valley Anglican School

Caleb Harrison, Rolling Pillows of Cotton, Year 10, Clarence Valley Anglican School

Eli Butcher, Seeing Stars, Year 10, Clarence Valley Anglican School

Harmin Singh, The Blue Sky, Year 7, Grafton High School

Annabel Dungey, The Rain, Year 7, Grafton High School

Neve Rhodes, The Window, Year 7, Grafton High School

Alyssa Graham, Look Up, Year 7, South Grafton High School

Cody Lamberth, Liquid Life, Year 9, Clarence Valley Anglican School

Eve Lucock, Leering Through, Year 9, Home school

Brooke Chapman, Journey, Year 8, McAuley Catholic College

Nadia Smith, Bridge to Equanimity, Year 10, Grafton High School

Jacqueline Samms, Bluebird, Year 12, McAuley Catholic College

Hayden Luxton, Annoyed, Year 7, Grafton High School

Dean Chapman, An Empty World, Year 10, McAuley Catholic College

Zoe Rayward, A World of Words, Year 7, South Grafton High School

Daisy Ada, Learn a Lesson, Year 7, Grafton High School

Flynn Lovrekovic, On The Run, Year 7, South Grafton High School

Harmony Rose Swain-Davies, Chin Up, Year 12, McAuley Catholic College

Jessie Pattison, Eyes of Orange Glare, Year 10, Clarence Valley Anglican School

Primary Section

Solina Bendle, A Lesson Never Learnt, Year 4, St Mary’s School

Jacquelyn Kelly, An Unfortunate Decision, Year 6, Gillwinga Public School

Stella Skeels, Bird Watching! Year 4, St Mary’s School

Tay Nagle, Darkness, Year 3, Grafton Public School

Theo Symons, Figtree Avenue, Year 3, Grafton Public School

Callum Cameron, Game Over, Year 4, St Mary’s School

Cedriana Daley, Look Up, Year 2, Baryulgil Public School

Elhi Laurie, Look Up, Year 1, Baryulgil Public School

Harlyn and Jaali Walker, Look Up, Years K&2, Baryulgil Public School

Eligh Reid, Look Up, Year 5, Copmanhurst Public School

Maggie Warbuton, Look Up, Year 5, Grafton Public School

Zoe Sonter, Look Up, Year6, Gulmarrad Public School

Pippi Short, Look Up, Year 5, St James Primary School

Jamieson Allen, Look Up, Year 4, St Mary’s School

Parker Bancroft, Look Up, Year 2, St Mary’s School

Charlotte Cheng, Look Up, Year 6, St Mary’s School

Logan Farmer, Look Up, Year 6, Copmanhurst Public School

Lucy Smith, Look Up, Year 5, Gulmarrad Public School

Kalani Moran, Look Up at Turtles, Year 4, Tucabia Public School

Grace Jeffrey, Look Up Little Magpie, Year 6, Yamba Public School

Tessa Woodward, Look Up, Year 4, Gulmarrad Public School

Ahlia Hartley, The Bush, Nymboida Public School

Xavier Chapman, Man’s Best Friend, Year 5, Nymboida Public School

Olivia Peppernell, Sinking, Year 4, St Mary’s School

Joe Wrigley, Spacecraft, Year 5, Gulmarrad Public School

Sabrina Golding, The Clarence River, Year 5, St Mary’s School

Isla McIndoe, The Dolphins, Year 2, Tucabia Public School

Zoe Commerford, The Falls, Year 4, Westlawn Public School

Joseph Lloyd, The Hard Times, Year 5, Grafton Public School

Tully Waghorn, The Night When We Couldn’t Look Up, Year 6, St James Primary School

Dexta Jones, The Race, Year 6, St James Primary School

Evie Rae, The Rare Sighting, Year 4, Gulmarrad Public School