Results of the 2017 Competition
First: ‘Samoa Dreaming’ by Vivienne Bailey (Wellington)
Second: ‘When Martha Opens the Door’ by Jackie Cook (Riwaka)
Third: ‘Watercolours’ by Reade Moore (Motueka)
‘Secrets’ by Sally Astridge (Nelson)
‘Murder at Jenning’s Farm’ by Vivienne Bailey (Wellington)
‘Late’ by Wix Hutton (Nelson)
‘Boots’ by Feby Idrus (Wellington)
‘Finding Jed’ by Carolyn McKenzie (Thames)
‘A Cheap Flashy Thing’ by Christina O’Reilly (Palmerston North)
‘Agnus Dei’ by Shannon Savvas (Nelson)
Judge of the 2017 competition was Kevin Ireland.
The results were announced by Jo Dippie of Page & Blackmore Booksellers on 13 May 2017 at the AGM of the Top of the South branch of NZ Society of Authors, which was held at the Hearing House, Nelson. The photograph on the right was taken on that occasion.