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Survival Writing Competition
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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History

The NSW Writers' Centre invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers to enter its "Survival" writing competition. Short stories (maximum 500 words) or poetry (maximum 20 lines) could be submitted. Winners received cash prizes and free Writers' Centre membership.

(The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 2006, p36)

Winners

2006 winner I Tell You True i "I can't stop drinking, I tell you true", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 24 August vol. 5 no. 112 2006; (p. 29) Little Bit Long Time 2009; (p. 18) Fishtails in the Dust : Writing from the Centre 2009; (p. 70-71)
2006 winner Memories of Joyce Woodberry Laurel Williams , 2006 single work short story Indigenous story
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 24 August vol. 5 no. 112 2006; (p. 28)

Joyce couldn't go anywhere without having the hair done. Even at Aboriginal Education Conferences she would seek out the local hairdresser and make the appointment, to ensure her personal presentation was at its best.

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