Past winners

2022

  • Uncle Herbet Wharton AM, 'Bird Kingdom'
  • Lay Maloney, 'Weaving Us Together'

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Edoardo Crismani
  • Bebe Backhouse
  • Samantha Faulkner
  • Jacob Gallagher

2021

  • Tylissa Elisara, 'Wurrtoo'
  • Susie Anderson, 'the body country'

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Georgina Williams
  • Melissa Stannard
  • Kylie Henry
  • Jessika Spencer

2020

  • Carl Merrison, 'The Backyard Sports Series'
  • Eunice Day, 'Rabbits by the Fence Line'

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Charles Passi
  • Darren Green
  • Edoardo Crismani
  • Nicole Jones

2019

  • Lisa Fuller, 'Washpool'
  • Tania Crampton-Larking, 'Brightest Wild'

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Susie Anderson
  • Boyd Quakawoot 
  • Loki Liddle
  • Kodie Bedford

2018

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Susie Anderson
  • Kirli Saunders
  • Chelinay Gates
  • Sera-Lyn Terare
  • Kristine Ellis

2016

  • Claire Coleman, Terra Nullius  
  • Dylan Coleman, 'Clear Water, White Death'

The following entrants were highly commended:

  • Ashleigh Johnstone 
  • Boyd Quakawoot 
  • Jeanine Leane 
  • Waverley Stanley Jnr

2015

  • Jannali Jones, My Father’s Shadow
  • Alison Whittaker, Lemons in the Chicken Wire

2014

2012

2011

Past winners

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