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Awards

Academic 

 
Fay Marles Scholarship

University of Melbourne, Dec 2019

Provided by the University of Melbourne to a limited number of talented, high-quality students. This scholarship is named after former Chancellor Ms Fay Marles in recognition of her strong commitment to social justice and human rights.
This scholarship offers a full fee offset for 3.5 years of the project and a living allowance of $31,200 per year.

Shakespeare Scholarship

University of Melbourne, Jan 2019

In 1863 a group of prominent citizens in the Colony of Victoria commenced an appeal to raise funds to commemorate the tercentenary of Shakespeare's birth the following year principally by means of scholarships. The scholarship continues to this day and is awarded to the person who submits the best essay, in the opinion of the English department board of examiners, on the subject of Shakespeare.

Academic Essay Finalist

Melbourne Arts Student's Society, 2018

The purpose of the M-ASS Writing Competition is to provide students with the opportunity to gain recognition and prizes for academic and creative work that would otherwise go unrewarded. In accordance with its values, M-ASS seeks to foster a love for writing through an inclusive celebration of student work.

Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar

University of Melbourne, 2012

The Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving Victorian Year 11 and Year 12.

VCE Season of Excellence: Top Class, Theatre Studies

VCCA, Feb 2014

The VCE Season of Excellence is a five-month annual festival showcasing outstanding senior secondary student work from Victorian schools. The Season presents works created by VCE students in design, technology, multimedia and the cinematic, visual and performing arts through exhibitions, screenings and performances.

Performing Arts/Academic Scholar

Beaconhills College, 2008

Creative

Screen Australia, Every Voice 2021

Recipient of this initiative.

Every Voice, the first joint initiative between Screen Australia, NZ On Air and TikTok, aims to help a new generation of online storytellers expand their vision and ambition, and will cultivate original Australian and New Zealand content that resonates with global online audiences. Three teams have been selected from Australia and four teams from New Zealand, with each team receiving up to AUD $50,000 funding to cover development and production costs for their projects. Teams will also participate in virtual workshops to develop story skills and best practice for creating for TikTok. 

SBS Emerging Writers 2020 

Listed in the Top 30

Entrants to the 2020 competition were invited to share stories of growing up in diverse Australia. SBS received over 2000 entries. The top submissions cover family, food, heartbreak and love though a diverse lens. 

SBS released Roots: Home is Who We Are in partnership with publisher Hardie Grant Books, featuring the works of the top 30 writers from the SBS 2020 Emerging Writers' Competition.

Creative Writing Finalist

Melbourne Art's Student Society - 2017

- 2016

- 2015

The purpose of the M-ASS Writing Competition is to provide students with the opportunity to gain recognition and prizes for academic and creative work that would otherwise go unrewarded. In accordance with its values, M-ASS seeks to foster a love for writing through an inclusive celebration of student work

Fitzpatrick Award Nomination

University of Melbourne Media Office

Non-fiction - 2019

Long-form Fiction- 2017

Every year, the University of Melbourne Media Office holds the Fitzpatrick Awards ceremony, colloquially referred to as the "Fitzpatricks," to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of the contributors and volunteers. The first annual Fitzpatrick Awards were held in 2009 at Dante's Emporium and Cafe in Fitzroy. The ceremony is named after the publication's first chief of staff, Brian Fitzpatrick.

Amazon Bestseller 

Children's Christian Literature, 2014

Honeyflower and Pansy published by CleanReads in 2014

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Shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year, 2013

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award was a contest sponsored by Amazon.comPenguin GroupHewlett PackardCreateSpace and BookSurge to publish and promote a manuscript by an unknown or unpublished author.

 

The Awakening was shortlisted - later to be published in 2017 by CleanReads.