A highlight of the Story Book Picnic was the presentation of prizes to the winners of the Young Writers’ Competition 2014 by Barossa Council Mayor Brian Hurn and Councillor Michael Seager: First prize in each section was a Kobo e-reader donated by The Co-Op and minor prizes some beautiful books donated by Vinpac International. In addition the prize of “A Reporter for a Day” was a presented by The Barossa and Light Herald, while a special prize of a Commendation for Poetry was donated by the Friends of the Barossa Library.
Winners were: Aged up to 8 Years: 1st Samantha Lane of Hewwett, “Once There Was”; 2nd Alysha Seager of Mount Pleasant “the Lion Sisters”; and 3rd Jed Laycock of Lyndoch “The Old Ogre”.
9 to 12 years: 1st Elisheba Gore of Williamstown “Caught In the Back Paddock”; 2nd Laura Emms of Lyndoch “Dark Waters”; 3rd Eleanor Linke of Rowland Flat “A Day In the Life of Gyp”
13 to 15 years: 1st Rhiana Broadwood of Tanunda “The Immortal Legend”; 2nd Lillian Fryer of Lyndoch “Dark Waters”; 3rd Isabella Bristow of Lyndoch “My Life Without Her” .
16 to 20 years: 1st Georgia Lawrie of Tanunda “The Promise”; 2nd Kate Wendt-dearlove of Nuriootpa “Haumnted”; and 3rd Gemma Schrapel of Nuriootpa “The Angel”
Reporter For a Day Award: Georgia Lawrie
Special Commendation: Caitlin Heppner of Nuriootpa.
Congratulations to all the winners!