Well, it’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate readers and award prizes for our best and finest. This year we wanted to do something different from previous years when we awarded prizes to students who had read the most. Our award winning readers will be recognised for enthusiastic reading in various categories and genres. With the inclusion of Goodreads as a reading/discovering/sharing/discussing platform for readers, we have added a prize for the richest discussion. This year we are honoured to have the (in her own words) furious cowgirl/superpoet, Emilie Zoey Baker, Spoken Word Performer, present our prizes to the boys. Emilie was the winner of the 2006 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and is a multi-slam champion. In 2010 she started OutLoud, the first teen team poetry slam as part of The Melbourne Writers’ Festival, now in its third year. Our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of a poetry workshop with Emilie.
Here are some blurry snaps of some of our reading categories –
And now, on to selecting the prizes!