Each of us is made of stories,
Some we’ve heard,
Some we hold close,
Some we long to share.

Each November, the legendary Festival of Fisher’s Ghost comes alive in Campbelltown. The Festival is steeped in history, dating back to 1956. It is named after Australia’s most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher. 2021 marks the inaugural Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize to coincide with the Fisher’s Ghost Festival. We received 98 entries across all the categories. The works were judged on originality and creativity, the construction and use of language, (including creative expression, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling) and the way characters, atmosphere or setting was developed, and engagement with the theme, Hiding in plain sight.

The 2021 Fisher’s Ghost Writing Prize was open to adults and children in Grade 4 and above, who live, or go to school, in Campbelltown City. Entries could be in the form of short story, narrative non-fiction, memoir or poetry.

Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended writers in the inaugural Fisher’s Ghost Writing Competition. It’s always amazing to see the depth of creative talent there is in Campbelltown.