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Prizes for LiveJournal Entries Autumn 2006 - MG: LITERATURE&LIFE

About Prizes for LiveJournal Entries Autumn 2006

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Hi Folks the decision has been made... but it was tough- really tough... ... there is so much good material around... Prize for the top journal was the hardest because there are so many different styles of excellence.

In first year top of the pack was
Marie B http://reejecktedyouth.livejournal.com followed close at heels by the following amazing new LiveJournaleers: Timb Hl http://dr-mindbender82.livejournal.com/; Bianca T http://beeancat.livejournal.com/; Lada Younes http://ladayounes.livejournal.com/ and Noelle Z http://noelle-zeitouni.livejournal.com/.

In second year top of the pack was Neill M http://neillmorgan.livejournal.com/ followed hard on the heels by Carolyn G http://carolyngiblin.livejournal.com/, Maxine K http://maxine-kauter.livejournal.com, Daniel G http://daniel-gleeson.livejournal.com/, Lisa F http://www.livejournal.com/users/lisafarrelly/, Shaun F http://shaunfarlow.livejournal.com, Nadine B http://nadinebarnes.livejournal.com/, Lauren A http://www.livejournal.com/users/laurenarmstrong and Stephanie A http://www.livejournal.com/users/stepha1... what an amazing talent in this group!

In third year top of the pack was Young Jang http://youngjang.livejournal.com followed very closely by Jordan T http://jordifier.livejournal.com/, Peter T http://petetucker.livejournal.com/ , Danielle Y http://danielleyoung.livejournal.com/ , Rosemary P http://rosepritchard1.livejournal.com, Sonya H http://sonya-tells.livejournal.com/ and Kristen Ghttp://www.livejournal.com/users/itwasonlyakriss... so much amazing creative stuff being done by this crowd...

I can recommend each and every one of these journals to all interested in fascinating creative uses of on-line journalling coupled with creative artistry, poetics and hard-hitting journalism... an amazing crop. Some have only been using the medium for 12 weeks!!!!!!

But the prize for the best journal for mid 2006 goes to..........................................................................................................................................................................................
Neill Morgan http://neillmorgan.livejournal.com/ for a whole heap of reasons... that you can discover if you visit his journal...

Poetry was equally difficult to chose because there is so much good work out there by many of the top LiveJounaleers and others... I could write an essay on the poetry I have read... and may in fact do that yet... But I would like to give the prize this time to

Carolyn G for her amazing Untitled Poem ( in two versions)... you can view the poem at: ;http://carolyngiblin.livejournal.com/ on the 30th May and then again on the 8th June... she was helped towards this final version by Neill Mhimself who has taken something of a role of midwife to a number of poetic creations in our fantastic LiveJournal Community.

Then there is a very special first year prize for the best first year poem...... and that prize goes to Annalise I http://sweetpea_7.livejournal.com/ for her poem written on the 6/06/06 called the Glory Box.... fantastic poem by one of a number of new first year poets entering the ranks of seasoned second and third year POETS!

So thank you ALL for working so hard to make the whole LJ community such an amazing place to live, breathe, write and create... and prize winners (Neill, Carolyn and Annalise) are welcome to make arrangements with me to pick up their prize.

There is one last special mention that has to be made and that is to one of my MA Students, Anissa C who has just completed Australian Literature at MA for which she was awarded High Distinction. In this course she developed a LiveJournal (part of the requirements) and in 12 weeks has produced some astonishing creative work... in word and image... and I am so glad to see that many in the LiveJournal Community have responded to her creative work...
Her URL is http://anissa-c.livejournal.com/

Let me add one parting word... we are all winners in this process... the creative work is yours -and I am here referring to everyone doing LJ at uni - ... the rewards are yours and mine... the fact that I can give a token prize to one or two is great partly because it stirs us all up to push for our very best... so it acts like a catalyst for all.. and then of course there are those who are outstanding and deserve this icing on the cake.... but if anyone has any strong thoughts about the prize-giving aspect.. about how it may or may not help the whole process... etc etc.. then please talk it over with me....
So for now
Ciao
MG
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