The winners of the Collective Holiday Memories competition were announced at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park’s Big 90th Birthday Bash on 6 January 2017.
WINNER – The Annual Holiday Argument by Evelyn Dalzell
Really resonated with the judges, who enjoyed the running gag. It had a good storytelling structure and lots of memorable moments. The use of the adult voice remembering childhood memories and its honesty were both strengths. Collecting bottles is reminiscent of many people’s childhoods.
MERIT – A Night Encounter by Diane Bargas Rees
Unusual insight, quirky, very Kiwi story.
MERIT – 60 Years of Memories by April Jarden
This story did the best job at recounting the changes to the camping experience over the decades.
MERIT – The Expanding Tale of Smith, Johnson and Reardon by Alan and Heather Johnson
Nice rhythm, simple ideas conveyed well.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE STORY – Our Family Tradition by Lilly Walkenhorst
A lovely tale from Lilly, who is nine years old.