Slade Literary Awards


The Rotary Club of Richmond recently hosted the 23rd Literary Award evening. This competition is open to secondary students from Year 9-11 in schools in the City of Yarra or close by.

The judging panel is not aware of the names, school or gender of the participants and select the winners according to creativity, originality fluency, conviction, appeal and grammar and punctuation.

This year’s award was hosted by Rotarian Maria Makris, and attended by our new District Governor, Peter Frueh and his wife Anne.

The finalists were introduced to the audience and as a panel were quizzed about their writing. This was ably led by Rotarian Brooke Sandilands and President Dan Tang from the Rotary Club of Collingwood.

The questions provided interesting insights to each student’s work and how they had tackled this year’s theme of “Making a Difference”.

This year’s winners were:

  • First Prize – Sarah Kinch, ‘Birds of a Feather’
  • Second Prize – Greta Chadwick, ‘The Guest List’
  • Third Prize - Leyla Yucel, ‘Behind the Veil’
  • EAL Prize – Filbert Christone, ‘To My Beloved Winnie Mandela’

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