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DUNGALA KAIELA WRITING AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

- By Tara Whitsed

Another successful Dungala Kaiela Writing Awards ceremony has been organised and the winners announced.

Inaugurate­d in 2012, the awards provide an opportunit­y for writing and selfexpres­sion in the indigenous communitie­s.

The competitio­n features three different categories open to a variety of age groups and this year’s open section in the story category was taken out by Lena-Jean Charles-Loffel with her short story titled Sadie.

Ms Charles-Loffel wrote a touching piece about a close bond she shared with someone special.

Other recipients of the Stories, Yarn, Article or Play category included Margie Tang (elder) for her piece Freckled Oranges Down The West, Mazz Post (youth) with Stolen and Kiarra Egan (junior) with The Black Girl With White Skin.

There were two award winners for the Aboriginal Language section.

Narida Miller took out the open category with Ellara and Ian Clarke and Krystal Oelfke were the joint winners in the junior category with The Day I Killed a Turkey and How I Got My Spikes respective­ly.

Denise Charles took out the open category of the Poem, Lyric, Rap section with Radi and Elsie Anderson was the winner of the elder section with My Very Special Moments Are Known To Me As ‘Dreams’.

They were joined by youth winner Miranda Cox with The Traveller and junior winner Vanessa Harbrow with My Culture.

The presentati­on evening was on this month at the Rumbalara Football Netball Club rooms.

 ??  ?? Happy winner: Katrina Mohammed with award recipient Margi Tang.
Happy winner: Katrina Mohammed with award recipient Margi Tang.
 ??  ?? Open category winner: Lena-Jean Charles-Loffel.
Open category winner: Lena-Jean Charles-Loffel.
 ??  ?? Presentati­on: Poetry judge David Kelly presents Elsie Anderson with her award.
Presentati­on: Poetry judge David Kelly presents Elsie Anderson with her award.
 ??  ?? At the awards: Monica Phillips with poetry judge David Kelly.
At the awards: Monica Phillips with poetry judge David Kelly.

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