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AVCAT Essay Prize 2020

2020 Winners

First Prize: Jade Washbourne

Second Prize: Jane Wotherspoon

Third Prize: Jo Hagen

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 AVCAT Essay Prize. We will be featuring the winners in stories over the coming weeks.

The judging panel reported the decision was difficult due to the high standard of entries. Read more about the panel here.


Brooke Denholm
Jo Hagen
Leearni Hamilton
June Hopkins
Gay Liddington
Claudia Thatcher
Jade Washbourne
Jane Wotherspoon


Our judging panel reported it was a difficult decision to make. Click here to read more about our judging panel.

AVCAT has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia to present the inaugural AVCAT Essay Prize in 2020, promoting recognition of the impact of the Vietnam War on veterans and their families and loved ones.

This year’s prize will be presented on Remembrance Day for an essay, up to 2500 words, addressing the theme ‘Impact of the Vietnam War on Family’.

Entries open on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, 18 August 2020. Entries are open until midnight 30 October 2020.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize $200
Third Prize $100

The AVCAT Essay Prize is open to all entrants over the age of 18 as at the 18th August 2020.

Please read the contest guidelines before entering.

  • AVCAT Essay Prize Guidelines

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