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Congratulations, Mandurian Stories Contributors!

Congratulations to the wonderful people who contributed to Mandurian Stories this year. You have all received a High Commendation in FYA's Unleashed Awards, and I am so thrilled to be able to share this exciting news with you.

Mandurian Stories: Highly Commended, Unleashed Awards

Here is a short clip from the Unleashed Awards ceremony, held at Melbourne Town Hall.

I wish all of you could have attended, but I was grateful to be able to be there to accept the award on behalf of everyone who contributed to our awesome anthology.

You can read more about the awards night here.

I am so proud of what we are accomplishing for each other, and for our community, and I hope you are all as excited as I am about Mandurian Stories 2020!

Well done, Mandurian Storytellers, and congratulations to all of you!

Dr. Louise Helfgott

Jo Gliddon-Baker

Annette Pesek

Julie Watts

Sarah Cole

Mary Ann Rath

Estuary Guardians Mandurah

Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group

Michael Gorman

Kevin Lindsay Fowler Th. C. (Hons)

Mandurah Historical Society

Claire Cavanagh

Hannah O'Keefe

Karen Blake Rowe

Gail Willems

Nikky May

Maddy Mac

Caroline Julian

Isabella Robinson

Amelia Kathleen Willis

Chase Williams

River Williams

Isabel Cummins

Hailey Cummins

Bonnie Cunningham

Aaron Gwynaire

Nanci Nott

Azalia Turner

Veronika Sajova Photography

Shape Mandurah

I would also like to say thank you to the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) for supporting young people all over Australia, including myself, in a variety of amazing ways.

Being part of the Unleashed Awards was a magical experience, and I really appreciated being able to attend.

By Xanthe Turner

Xanthe Turner loves drawing so much, she has developed callouses on her drawing hand, and is rarely seen without a sketchbook. Her natural habitat is a novel-filled bedroom.

In addition to illustrating (and publishing) books, Xanthe enjoys creating comics, fan art, sculptures, cosplay, and paintings. Xanthe plays guitar and piano (not at the same time) and her life goal is to befriend a sentient robot.