2021 Furphy Literary Award Winners

The winners of the Furphy Literary Awards have recently been announced. Congratulations to all students from GVGS and across the Goulburn Valley who took on the challenge of entering their writing in the Junior and Youth sections of the competition. Thanks also to the Furphy Literary Awards for offering this invaluable opportunity to young writers.

Students from GVGS were shortlisted in all sections and we would particularly like to acknowledge those who have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in these prestigious awards.

In the Junior Short Story Section, congratulations to Lila Plunkett, of Year 6, who was awarded 1st Prize for her story, ‘Ash and Embers’. In a remarkable double, Lila was also awarded 3rd Prize for another of her stories, ‘Pearls’.

In the Youth Short Story Section, congratulations to Erin Hicks, of Year 10, who was awarded 2nd Prize for her story, ‘A precious Gift’.

In the Youth Poetry Section, congratulations to Zoe De Paola, of Year 12, on being awarded 1st Prize for her poem, ‘Fading’. Congratulations also to Year 11 student Hailey Moffatt, who was awarded 2nd Prize for her poem, ‘Dead City’.

Congratulations to all the entrants and winners of the Furphy Literary Awards in 2021. We look forward to seeing even more entries from GVGS in next year’s competition.

All of these winning stories and poems can be read online at: