Congratulations to all the 2016 Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the competitions held during the 2016 John O’Brien Festival
Open Writing Competition
Poetry Section

Tony Hammill – Blood and Love: The Irish Saga

Short Story Section

Margot Ogilvie – The Legend of Paddy O’Malley

John O’Brien Poetry Recital Competition
Winner – Heather Searles with The Road to Danahey’s

Bush Poetry Competition
Serious section
Winner – Sue Pearce
Runner-up – Ted Webber

Humorous section
Winner – Rhonda Tallnash
Runner-up – Heather Searles

Jim Angel Award
Sue Pearce with Love You Daddy

Busking Competition
Winner – Jessie McDermott.
Junior winner – Mahni Ireland.

Colouring-in Competition
Kinder – Briley Clancy
Year 1 – Sophie O’Connor
Year 2 – Amy Hall
Year 3 – Oliver Hutchins
Year 4 – Talia Mathieson
Year 5 – Samantha Dwyer
Open section – Elizabeth Campbell

Rotary Art Show
Winners for each section were announced at the opening night, Thursday 17 March. Winning artworks are marked and on display in the exhibition.