Friday, 17 July 2015

CYA conference Challenge winners



This year was the 10th Anniversary of CYA Conference held on 4th July 2015, South Brisbane, Australia. 

The conference was aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops were also conducted by authors, illustrators and industry professionals.

Many of our Challenge members attended the conference and also entered the CYA Writers and Illustrators Competition.

I am thrilled to announce the following achievements of our very own Challenge members. CONGRATULATIONS, we are SO proud of you....

Category 4a: Chapter Books - Younger Reader
1st - Ramona Davey - The Woodlings

Catergory 4b: Chapter Books - Older Readers
1st - Kelly McDonald (Kelly Artist) - Gordon Hackney And The Nit Factory
3rd - Ramona Davey - Sirona's Secret

Category 6 & 7: Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels
1st - Heidi Cooper - Odd Sock Sid
2nd - Vair Buchanan - The Little Key

Category 8 - Illustrations
1st - Takara Beech - option: The Music Box

Published Author
YA Novels & Chapter Books & Picture Books:
3rd - Coral Vass - Grandma's Shoes


1st - Heidi Cooper - Odd Sock Sid

1st - Heidi Cooper - Odd Sock Sid

1st - Heidi Cooper - Odd Sock Sid


2nd - Vair Buchanan - The Little Key

2nd - Vair Buchanan - The Little Key

2nd - Vair Buchanan - The Little Key

1st - Takara Beech - The Music Box

1st - Takara Beed - The Music Box

1st - Takara Beech - The Music Box
Some photos from the CYA Conference (Thank you Vair!)
Illustrations on display

Illustrations on display

Illustrations on display


Heidi Cooper (left), Michelle, Vair Buchanan (Right)

Congratulations to all who entered, shortlisted and placed, it is so wonderful to celebrate everyone's success and achievements.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention Nicky. I was thrilled to be placed so well! It is good news like this that keeps an aspiring writer like myself to keep going, that I am improving at my craft and that one day I may even be published. :-)

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