Announcement of the results of the second Bulletin Novel Competition. The competition closed on December 31 1929 and from 275 entries the judges made the following awards: First (£400) The Passage by Vance Palmer; Second (£250) Wards of the Outer March by K. G. Taylor (Daniel Hamline); Third (£100) Cattle Camp by J. J. Hardie.
Highly Commended: 'The Sow's Ear' by Eurus; 'Blue North' by Kullinoah; 'Johnny' by Edinensis; Break o' Day by Mateewa; 'Alien Corn' by Sorcerer; 'The Silent Voice' by Toc H.
Commended: 'The White Mantle' by Max Masterman; 'Bitter Bread' by Ian Grove; 'The Involuntary Adventure' by Andrew; 'A Knight in Moleskins' by Warrego; 'The Affair at Ardee' by Alison Starr; 'Thin Smoke' by Merentio; 'Billabong Gold' by Advance Australia; 'Three Daughters' by Kinapaka; 'Holiday' by Waradgery; 'Winning Out' by 1837; 'Boy in the Dusk' by Kelburn; 'Poet Polish' by Bokhara; 'Circumstantial Evidence' by Dobroyd; 'Three Waterholes' by E. M. Hosking (E.M. Chapman); 'The Duffers' by Ellen de Lacy [it's possible that this is Kay Glasson Taylor's Pick and the Duffers]; 'Lost Valley' by Billabong; 'Morning Glory' by Koongara.
Portraits of the prize winners on page 16.
Note: The authors were required to submit their manuscripts under a writing name. In many instances, their identities remain to be established.