It’s always difficult to choose winners. We swam through a wonderful sea of stories. But here are the finest entries from the 2021 Long Way Home competition. Congratulations!
Open section winner
Kathryn Goldie, for ‘North’ ($100 cash prize).
High School section winner
Kiera Banfield, Year 7, Grafton High School for ‘Look Up’ ($70 book voucher).
Primary School section winner
Lucy Smith, Year 5, Gulmarrad Public School, for ‘Look Up’ ($50 book voucher).
Primary School section highly commended
Theo Symons, Year 3, Grafton Public School, for ‘Figtree Avenue’ ($20 book voucher).
Cedriarna Daley, Year 2, Baryulgil Public School, for ‘Look Up’ ($20 book voucher).
Grace Jeffery, Year 6, Yamba Public School, for ‘Look Up Little Magpie’ ($20 book voucher).
Stories From The Clarence Valley 2021 – Look Up will be published in late November, with all of the shortlisted stories. Authors, you will receive a free copy, and we’ll contact you with details of the book launch. Keep your eye on The Long Way Home’s website and facebook page. Copies will be on sale at the launch, as well as Grafton Book Warehouse, South Grafton News and Gifts, and The Nook in Yamba.
Thanks to South Grafton Community Bank, Big River Timbers and Grafton Book Warehouse for helping The Long Way Home this year. A huge thanks to everyone who wrote a story, and thanks to anyone who encouraged someone to write. You enrich the world. Don’t forget to look up.
The Long Way Home Team