Awards

Flora's WarFlora’s War
Notable Book CBCA Awards 2014

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter
Short-listed Queensland Literary Awards 2014
Notable Book CBCA Awards 2015
Highly Commended Davitt Awards 2015

The Horses Didn’t Come Home
Short-listed, Queensland Literary Awards 2012
Notable Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2013

The Horses Didn't Come HomeWhen the Hipchicks Went to War
Winner, Ethel Turner Prize for young people’s literature,
New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards 2010
Notable Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2010

One Book Many Brisbanes 2007
Winner, short story anthology competition, published by Brisbane City Council

One Book, Many Brisbanes 2006
Winner, short story anthology competition, published by Brisbane City Council

May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Residential Fellowships 2006 and 2012
When the HIPCHICKS WENT to WARResidential fellowships in Adelaide and Canberra studios

Writers’ Project Grant, Literature Board of the Australia Council, 1993
To travel to Egypt and Jordan and work on archaeological excavations to research a children’s novel, Walking in the Fields of the Blessed

Churchill Fellowship 1994
To travel to Canada to study educational television at TVOntario, Toronto

Arts Queensland Writers’ Grant 2001
To write a young adult novel, Circles of Stone

Dancing PantsArts Queensland Writers’ Grant 2004
To write a young adult novel based on events of the 1891 Shearers’ Strike

Dancing Pants
Short-listed Australian Multicultural Children’s Literature Awards 1993

The Frog Family
Short-listed Children’s Peace Literature Award 2001

The Living Landscape television series
Winner, Best Urban Environment, Dept of Environment Affairs, South Africa 1995
Winner, Best Audio-Visual, Australian Geography Teachers’ Association 1996

The Frog FamilyHot Links multimedia series
Winner, Primary Technology Section, Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing 2002

Bilby brothers: the men who killed the Easter bunny (television documentary)

Winner, special conservation award, Naturvision Film Festival Germany 2002
Finalist, Writing category, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, USA 2003
Winner, Best Independent Film, International Wildlife Film Festival USA 2003
Winner, Environmental Education award, Telenatura Film festival Spain 2003

Crown of Thorns Starfish: the monster from the shallows (television documentary)

Finalist, Naturvision Film Festival Germany 2005
Bronze Medal, Naturale Film Festival Germany 2005Hotlinks
Finalist, 19th Sondrio Film Festival Italy 2005
Finalist, Ecovision Festival Sicily 2005
Winner, 4th International Green Film Festival Iran 2005

 

 

Bilby brothers: the men who killed the Easter Bunny