CYA Conference Competition
Young adult novel ‘Clearwing’ awarded a highly commended placing in the 2015 CYA Conference competition under the section ‘published authors.’
Judging feedback was as follows:
“Great writing! The beginning hooks the reader in and makes them empathise with the main character straight away. There’s also some fabulous dialogue and characterisation. You can feel the main character’s mortification and fear of his dad right from the start. This story has great pacing and you have built up plenty of tension to keep the reader turning the page to find out what happens next.”
The following year, in 2016, Candice was awarded a highly commended placing for each of her submitted entries, ‘Eco Rangers: Pelican in Peril’ which is now published with New Frontier Publishing, and ‘Rick & the Robo-Shark.’
‘The Day the Energies Saved the World’
‘The Day the Energies Saved the World’ is a winning title in the EPAA (Educational Publishing Australia Awards) 2014 in the category of best primary resource for Pearson Education Years 3-6. Candice’s Year 3 fiction reader is written to support the national curriculum science topic night & day.
The Sunday Mail ‘The Spirit of Queensland’ Summer Festival of Photography 2012
Candice’s photograph ‘Watching a Hang Glider at Mount Tamborine’ was Winner of the newspaper’s award for 2012. Captured on a day picnicking with her family, Candice caught an image of her eldest daughter, Krystalin, watching a hang glider take off from this magnificent viewing platform on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Candice’s first fiction novel for adults ‘Unloched’ received a commendation in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. It has been accepted for publication by Odyssey Books and is due for release in 2012.
“The Realities of Reflux” published in Melbourne’s Child (syndicated nationally). Edition awarded a Silver Medal in the PPA Awards for articles on diversity, difference & diagnosis.