The winner of the Minds Shine Bright Storm Writing Competition was Chelinay Gates from Western Australia for her flash fiction entry ‘Storm Clouds Approaching. Twenty eighth writers were selected for publication in Storm Minds Shine Bright (Seasons Series 1) anthology. Second prize, third and fourth prizes were awarded to Cassie Boulis, Troy Walsh and Sarah Rasmussen.A tope ten show case included poets Steve Evans and Jennifer Harrison, and writers Gayle Beveridge, Patricia Fitzgerald, Jacqueline Winn and Riya Patel. All entries were blind judged by Amanda Scotney, Founder of Minds Shine Bright. The cover features art work by South Australian artist Mike Barr.
An unexpected joy in reading through the Storm entries was discovering some amazing stories and poems about animals, so this month’s feature image is Storm the cat nestling on her log. The sheer force of water, snow, ice, wind and fire remind us of how fragile we are, how tiny and how everything we treasureContinue reading “A Storm is forming”
The deadline for the Minds Shine Bright Writing Competition Confidence is 28th February 2023.
Sea birds on the remains of Princes Pier at Port Melbourne tell a story. The image can be used as a visual inspiration to write and create.
Amanda Scotney, founder of Minds Shine Bright with CONFIDENCE Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2022 at the CONFIDENCE Launch at the Wheeler Centre on 28th October 2022.
Bright light at sunset over the Derwent River. Minds Shine Bright shines a bright light on writers.
This post announces the winning and commended entries for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.
A storm rolls in towards Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island. Photo by Lily Mulholland. Storm writing competition open until 30 September 2022 at Mindsshinebright.com
Thank you to everyone who entered the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. Your entries were a joy to read. Some made us laugh and some made us cry. There was a great diversity of thinking around the theme of confidence and we look forward to exploring this theme further over time. By the end ofContinue reading “Thank you”
Something is brewing . . . not my morning coffee, delectable as its aroma may be . . . something big. The judging is progressing and a long list will be finalized soon. We will write to each of you in May to let you know whether your entry has made it to the nextContinue reading “Taking shape”