Vision Australia would like to congratulate the following winners of our 2012 Dickinson Literary Awards who have each won a $500 voucher to be spent at Equipment Solutions. Vision Australia would also like to thank the judges for their time and expertise in judging this year's awards.
Jenelle Schroder of Glenhaven, NSW, won the Young Adult Non Fiction category for 'Little Things', the story of an overseas trip which was undertaken as she was losing more of her vision. A trip to top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris becomes a personal triumph, thanks to a helpful stranger.
Henry Beran of Sydney won the Adult Non Fiction category with 'Chopper', the charming story of a puppy adopted by officers in Egypt, just after World War II. Henry, who has just turned 90, hopes to attend Enfield's Morning of Celebration to collect his award.
June Ashmore of Spence, ACT, won the Adult Fiction category with 'Nightmare', in which a woman living on an island in Asia is plagued by nightmares while her husband is working away from home.
Kate Barry, of Carrum, Victoria, won the Autobiography section with 'Just Call Me Lucky', Kate's story of how being inspired to attend Space Camp, a special US camp for children who are blind or have low vision, inspires her to make friends and eventually meet her future husband while also coming to terms with her insecurities.
There were no entries in the Youth Fiction section and no entries of a suitable standard in the Youth Non Fiction.