Winners of 2016 Hope Prize

Our esteemed judging panel, Quentin Bryce, Cate Blanchett and Kate Grenville, were impressed with the very high standard of writing for The Hope Prize and reported that all the finalists revealed powerful perspectives on the world at large, and displayed unique, unpretentious and authentic voices.

Hope, the anthology of all the winning stories published by Simon & Schuster is available at book retailer Readings.

Congratulations to our prize-winning and commended authors:

  • First Prize – Catherine Moffat – Better Homes and Gardens
  • Second Prize – Eloise Young – 555 to Reservoir
  • Third Prize – Katherine Hayes – Queen St
  • Young Writer award – Eleanor George – Colours

Highly commended authors:

  • Laura McPhee-Browne – The Surprise
  • Marlish Glorie – Machine Man
  • David Porter – We are Looking at Hun Chen
  • Heidi Catherine – The Extra Piece
  • Christine Fontana – The Common Good
  • Yvonne Popplewell – The Flatscreen

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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