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Winners

2016 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon Spirit Donna Abela , Perth : 89.7FM , 2015 10272372 2015 single work radio play
2016 winner Original form y separately published work icon Happy Monday Richie Black , Sydney : ABC Radio National , 2015 10271999 2015 single work radio play

'Ariel and Pete have a bond—they’re both aspiring writers stuck in retail advertising.

'They spend their days signing off proofs, checking terms and conditions, and putting adjectives in front of the word 'sale'.

'Only the Gmail chats they share give their lives any meaning.

'But will Ariel’s desperate attempt to assert her creativity in this moribund world finally split them apart?'

Source: Radio National (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/happymonday/6986620).

2015 winner Original Broadcast form y separately published work icon Like a Writing Desk Aden Rolfe , ( dir. Aden Rolfe et. al. )agent Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2014 8889006 2014 single work radio play

'Are crows smarter than chimpanzees? Can they solve riddles? And why exactly is a raven like a writing desk? This dark comedy profiles Bella Radcliffe, a curator assembling an exhibition entitled ‘True Crow’, alongside Charles and Grace Brenner, a young couple whose house is being overrun by a flock of crows. Their stories are linked not just by the presence of these birds, but by that of Derek Castenada, Bella’s keynote speaker. A self-styled crow-chaser, Derek offers to augur a solution to the Brenners’ problem, but he’s soon gone missing, on the trail of the mythical crow-child, Reagan Ayres. The drama culminates in the opening night of ‘True Crow’, as we await Derek’s triumphal – or tragic – return.'

Source: ABC website (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/like-a-writing-desk/5481664). (Sighted: 14/9/2015)

2014 winner Original Broadcast form y separately published work icon My Life in Cookbooks Noëlle Janaczewska , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2013 7799413 2013 single work radio play

'According to playwright Noëlle Janaczewska, cooking just might be Australia’s favourite sport. Complete with star players, teams of highly trained professionals, enthusiastic amateurs, and masses of spectators. TV food programs proliferate; Nigella and Jamie are household names; all of us eat and most of us cook. But how do you approach it? Did you learn it at your mother’s knee, do you avoid it, embrace it, enjoy it or find it a chore? And what part might cookbooks play in the whole exercise?

'My Life in Cookbooks blends cultural features, interviews, quotations, soundscapes, music, humour, and philosophical reflection with an essayistic personal voice. Although it acknowledges our fascination with phenomena like MasterChef and Jamie’s 30–Minute Meals (the fastest–selling non-fiction book of all time, apparently), it charts an altogether more idiosyncratic and unexpected course. It interrogates the stories behind our cookbooks to explore the associations and the emotions they arouse in us.'

Source: Radio National.

2012 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon Aurora's Lament Donna Abela , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2011 Z1841171 2011-2012 single work radio play
2011 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon King Tide Katherine Thomson , 2011 Australia : ABC Radio National , 2011 Z1828236 2011 single work radio play '... set somewhere on the coast of New South Wales during the Howard era and post the Iraq invasion. The central character is Sal, a once high-profile journalist who has retreated from the world after the death of her son in a surfing accident. Living with her daughter Beck at their beach shack, Sal now watches videos of the Iraq war protests over and over. Into this situation comes Taka, a mysterious Japanese backpacker and then Sal's wheeler-dealer brother Jack arrives with his new girlfriend Nat ... this radio version features the original stage cast ...' (ABC Radio National website)
2011 winner Original form y separately published work icon The Clerk Ascending Gina Schien , 2010 Australia : ABC Radio National , 2010 Z1826992 2010 single work radio play fantasy 'Bill Erdman works at 'Long and Associates'. He's a good employee but he does have a rather unique problem. His colleagues are aware of his 'situation' and do their best not to aggravate Bill's already embarrassing problem of floating to the ceiling should anyone say the word trombone. The only problem is no-one told new employee Andrew Jones.' (ABC Radio National website)
2010 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon Mrs Macquarie's Cello Donna Abela , Lisa Morisset , 2009 Australia : ABC Radio National , 2009 Z1598133 2009 single work radio play historical fiction

'Based on journal entries of Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie. She was the wife of Governor Macquarie who was the governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821. She took a particular interest in the welfare of women, convicts and the Indigenous peoples of the colony.'

Source: ABC Radio National's website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 15/06/2009

2010 winner Original form y separately published work icon The Violin Player Catherine Fargher , 2009 Australia : ABC Radio National , 2009 Z1567875 2009 single work radio play

'One young man fought on the Somme. His great-nephew busked in Paris. Their experiences are brought together by the violin which travelled with them both.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 16/03/2009

2009 winner Adaptation form Aurora Calling: The Results of A Joint Observation Catherine Ryan , 2008 single work drama radio play

'Based on the real-life experiences of two Australian women, Aurora Calling is a fascinating exploration of both the world of science and the realm of human experience and emotion.

'Trisha and Jackie became friends when they were studying at the Mawson Institute for Antarctic Research. Both women are upper atmospheric physicists investigating auroras. To further their research they travel to the polar regions where this amazing phenomenon occurs. Trisha goes to Alaska and Jackie to Antarctica.

'Poles apart, the two must rely on email to keep in touch and support each other as they try to juggle professional and personal life.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 08/12/2008

2009 winner Original Broadcast form There's Something about Eels Noëlle Janaczewska , 2008 single work drama radio play

'The eel has an image problem. An unsavoury reputation arising perhaps in part from the false notion that they feed on rotting corpses. Yet eels are one of the human race's survival foods, and features in mythology and creation stories throughout the ages.

'"There's Something About Eels" combines science, literature, history, anecdote and culinary art to present a radio portrait of this most maligned, misunderstood and unusual creature.'

Source: ABC Radio National's <I>Radio Eye</I> website, http://abc.gov.au/rn/radioeye/
Sighted: 11/08/2009

2008 winner Adaptation Fragments of Hong Kong Katherine Thomson , 2007 single work drama

'One the eve of the 1997 British handover of colonial Hong Kong to China, 'Fragments of Hong Kong' is an intimate journey into the lives of six Hong Kong women whose lives are brought together and changed forever by an unexpected and dramatic event.

'A schoolgirl contemplates suicide. A grandmother joins a democracy movement. A wealthy young real estate agent plans her wedding and dreams about the economic potential of China's "One Country, Two Systems" policy. A journalist asks herself if she has the stamina to continue writing the truth. A wife plays detective, uncovering her philandering husband's most recent affair. And a maid from the Phillipines who has been 10 years in Hong Kong, dreams of going home to be with her family.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 17/05/2007

2006 winner Original form Let's Go Brazil Noëlle Janaczewska , 2005 single work drama radio play
2005 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon Checklist for an Armed Robber Vanessa Bates , 2003 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2009 Z1209548 2003 single work drama radio play

'In 2002, a young man rehearses for his first armed robbery on a bookstore in Newcastle. On the other side of the world, Chechen rebels hold siege of the Moscow Theatre, demanding liberation. One is a local, small time theft and the other an international political crisis, but both are born of a similar futility and powerlessness to be heard. Moving back and forth between Moscow and Newcastle, these real events are the basis for this exploration on what drives such acts of terror and the impact they hold on the victims.'

'This AWGIE-award winning play observes with sensitivity and humour the perspective from both ends of the gun. (From the publisher's website.)

2005 winner Original form The Rush Hour Carillon Noëlle Janaczewska , 2004 single work drama radio play

'In this fictional composition, journeys of several kinds run in parallel with a simple commuter trip. As the train heads into the mountains, into the night, a traveller creates stories which lead to overwhelming questions about home, exploration, isolation and abandonment.'

Source: ABC Radio National's website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/airplay/s1195239.htm
Sighted: 11/10/2005

2004 winner Original form The Fox Verity Laughton , 2003 single work radio play drama

'Joanna works on a 2000 year-old body of a druid, sacrificed during the Roman invasion. Marks hints that the druid is only apparently dead. As Joanna discovers more about the world of Celtic mythology, she begins to understand how this might be true, and her own life takes an unexpected turn.'

Source: ABC Radio website, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/
Sighted: 15/10/2007

2003 winner form I’ll Write to Richie Benaud Heather Nimmo , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2002 9423267 2002 single work radio play
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 3 no. 2011;
'Steven is in his thirties. He was born with Downs Syndrome. He lives with his ageing mum, loves to watch the cricket on TV and is impressed that commentator Richie Benaud always knows all the answers. In times of stress or confusion, he says, 'I'll write to Richie Benaud', certain that Richie will provide a calm and fair judgement. But there are problems that other members of Steven's family must try to solve for themselves.' (Source: Australian Plays website)
2001 winner form Glissando 24 Noëlle Janaczewska , 2001 single work radio play drama
1999 winner Slowianska Street Noëlle Janaczewska , 1997 single work drama 'Slowianska Street is a ... voice-play about history and memory organized around two specific events: the Second World War and the post-Glasnost opening up of economic and political frontiers. A portrait of a city street somewhere in Eastern/ Central Europe, the geography of Slowianska Street is deliberately imprecise, and the hybrid names of its former residents derive from a number of different languages, religions, cultures and nationalities.' (Australian Script Centre)
1998 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon Fly In - Fly Out Heather Nimmo , 1996 (Manuscript version)x400954 Z844894 1996 single work drama radio play A five-part series written for radio that explores the lives of a group of people working in a fictional gold-mining camp in the remote North-West of Australia.
1991 winner original Alana Valentine for The Word Salon.
1988 winner Adaptation y separately published work icon The Feet of Daniel Mannix Barry Oakley , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1975 Z234688 1975 single work drama satire
1985 winner Radio Original form y separately published work icon The Style of a Champion Gordon Graham , 1985 (Manuscript version)x400608 Z853472 1985 single work radio play
1982 winner Adaptation y separately published work icon No Names -- No Pack Drill Bob Herbert , 1979 (Manuscript version)x401068 Z185883 1979 single work drama
1980 winner Adaptation form y separately published work icon King Richard Steve J. Spears , 1975 (Manuscript version)x401036 Z563316 1975 single work drama radio play
1976 winner form A Goose's Bridle Jennifer Compton , 1975 single work drama radio play
1974 winner Play form y separately published work icon Nightmares of the Old Obscenity Master Colin Free , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1973 9740733 1973 single work radio play
1969 winner Feature form y separately published work icon This Is the Way We Stamp Our Feet Jocelyn Smith , 1968 Australia : ABC Radio , 1968 7139771 1968 single work radio play satire
— Appears in: Take One : A Selection of Award-winning Australian Radio and Television Scripts 1972; (p. 121-144)

The radio production of This Is the Way We Stamp Our Feet.

1969 winner Play form y separately published work icon A Ride on the Big Dipper Ron Harrison , Australia : ABC Radio , 1968 Z1573982 1968 single work radio play
— Appears in: Take One : A Selection of Award-winning Australian Radio and Television Scripts 1972; (p. 83-120)
1946 winner Gwen Meredith
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