In first year top of the pack was
Marie B http://reejecktedyouth.livejournal.com
In second year top of the pack was Neill M http://neillmorgan.livejournal.com/
In third year top of the pack was Young Jang http://youngjang.livejournal.com followed very closely by Jordan T http://jordifier.livejournal.com/
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/
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/
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/
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