A fantastic crowd of 70 people gathered in the top floor of Ivanhoe library on Sunday 25 November 2012, to celebrate the winning entries to this year's short story competition.
Award-winning author, Archie Fusillo, was the judge this year. Archie talked a bit about the writer's life and then went on to announce the winning stories.
Some brave people got up to read their story and then everyone exchanged autographs in their copy of the anthology, before sharing a lovely afternoon tea.
So, to the winners. We congratulate the following people for winning a place in the anthology and encourage those who didn't win a prize to enter again next year.
First: Precious Me As a $5 Note, Isabella Mohtaji
Second: R-Tech’s Adventure, Angus Rickard
Third: Olivia’s Mistake, Mila Olsen
Hon Mentions: The Creepy Doll, Angelica Caruana and Snuggy Gets A Home, Lycette de Souza
First: Nancy Boy, Darcy Hill
Second: Even Holy Hands Resort to Ctrl C, Ctrl V, Hayley Franklin
Third: Perenniality, Gemma Van Duijneveldt
Hon Mentions: The Ice Is Getting Thinner, Alex Vu and Imagine, Simone di Salvo
First: Ladies, Please Bring a Plate, Beverley Lello
Second: The Screech of Corellas, Anne Maher
Third: Holidays With My Cousin, David Rosel
Hon Mentions: Lucky Tea, Gillian Essex and The Day That I Sold My Soul, Bruce McCorkill