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Now in its twenty-third year, the Literary Prize was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of Joseph Furphy. Under the pen name of Tom Collins, Joseph Furphy wrote a number of books and articles. His best known work is Such is Life. The Furphy Foundry Pty Ltd generously donates the prize money for this annual competition.

The Junior Section was open to children up to the age of twelve to write a short story of less than 1500 words.

The Judges for the Short Story Competition are John Holton (Open Section), Pauline Roberts (Youth Section) and Suellen Drysdale (Junior Section). John is a writer and editor, Pauline is the winner of the Kingston Artz Blitz 2015 Creative Writing Prize, and Suellen is a children’s author and Vice-President of the Goulburn Valley Writers’ Group Inc

We asophie prize winnerre very excited to announce that one of our very own students Miss Sophie O’Dwyer was announced the winner last weekend at Shepparton.

To view Sophies story simply click on the link below.

Sophies Story

We would also like to congratulate the many students that participated in this competition and look forward to seeing just as many entries from our College in 2016.    Keep writing and enjoying the adventure.