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RAW Arts Awards

The annual RAW Arts Awards celebrate the creativity of young artists, writers, performers and film makers.

A City of Greater Bendigo initiative, RAW Arts Awards is committed to fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region.

Awards are given to entrants in 4 categories:

  • visual arts
  • literature
  • digital media
  • performing arts.

To find out more about categories, T&Cs, prize money, and how to apply go to City of Greater Bendigo: RAW Arts Awards.

For information about RAW email raw@bendigo.vic.gov.au or call +61 3 5434 6478.

 

Past winners

Visual arts

  • 2019: Eve Fetherstonhaugh
  • 2018: Michael Watson
  • 2017: Star Wanyama
  • 2016: Indi Wild
  • 2015: Vanessa Pieper
  • 2014: Sarah Edwards
  • 2013: Matilda Purcell
  • 2012: Gemma Simpson
  • 2011: Morgan McCormick
  • 2010: Christopher Tay
  • 2009: Ben Wheeldon
  • 2008: Rebecca Gillies
  • 2007: Carly Day
  • 2006: Karen Annett-Thomas
  • 2005: Kane White
  • 2004: Carly Day
  • 2003: Danielle Kerlin

Between 1997 and 2003 awards were given every second year and awarded in three age categories:

2001:

  • 12-15 years: Shane Sells
  • 16-20 years: Shannon Mills
  • 21-26 years: Skye Leoni

1999:

  • 12-15 years: Jessie Dole
  • 16-20 years: Suzanne Hemphill
  • 21-26 years: Joanna Bartels

1997:

  • 12-16 years: Carla Milich
  • 17-20 years: Suzie Marshall
  • 21-25 years: Jennifer King

Literature

The literature section began as “Not the Miles Frankin Awards, and was renamed the “RAW Literary Scholarship” in 2003)​​​​​​​

  • 2019: Maggie Pratt-White
  • 2018: Ashlyn McDonald
  • 2017: Elyse Moore
  • 2016: Caitlin Bissett
  • 2015: Shantara Johnstone
  • 2014: Gemma Simpson
  • 2013: Tawney Leithhead-Craigie
  • 2012: Emily Tatti
  • 2011: Emily Tatti
  • 2010: Tobias Mambwe
  • 2009: Amber Holmes
  • 2008: James WF Roberts
  • 2007: Nicholas Walsh
  • 2005: Erin Wyatt
  • 2004: Lisa Martin
  • 2003: Tilby Vernon.

Between 1997 and 2003 awards were given every second year and awarded in three age categories:

2001:

  • 12-15 years: Ben Wheeldon
  • 16-20 years: Lyndon Morely
  • 21-26 years: Tora Spanberger.

1999:

  • 12-15 years: Estmund Mambwe
  • 16-20 years: Corey Hague
  • 21-26 years: Ben Milne.

1997: Glenn Morris and Esther Coultas.

Digital media

This award was originally called the Burning Shorts – Short Film Awards. The title was changed to RAW Arts Awards in 2008.

  • 2019: Jasper Turpie
  • 2018: Luke Rowlatt
  • 2017: Adam Hartshorn
  • 2016: Adam Hartshorn
  • 2015: Michael Bowley
  • 2014: Isaebella Doherty
  • 2013: Michael Bowley
  • 2012: Bailey Cook
  • 2011: Tobias Mambwe
  • 2010: Isaebella Doherty
  • 2009: Patrick Hayes
  • 2008: Bob Wrigley
  • 2001: Jeremy Silver.

Performing arts

  • 2019: Jessica Chalmers, music: singing
  • 2018: Nay Ye Thwey Aung, music
  • 2017: Maree Whillance, music
  • 2016: Evangeline Matthews, music: violin
  • 2015: Zebulun Lea, music: saxophone
  • 2014: William Archibald, music: guitar
  • 2013: Sarah Seery, dancing: classical ballet
  • 2012: Mishalle Santos, music
  • 2011: James Earl, music
  • 2010: Sophie Cheeseman, music theatre
  • 2009: Emma Cheeseman, dance
  • 2008: Edwin Spark, music
  • 2007: Cathleen Rosier, music
  • 2006: Errin Arnel, classical dance
  • 2005: Brett Ludeman, drama/theatre
  • 2004: Jason Strahon, music: brass
  • 2003: Janelle Hopman, music.

 

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