A BICTON author has walked away with first prize in the Armadale Writers Awards.
Paul Douglas Robertson took out the competition with his piece Aussie Happy Hour.
Southern River’s Lucy Wagenaar came second with The Sins of the Fathers, while Natasha Robinson from Alexander Heights won third place for The Rifle.
Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the winners would share in a $2250 prize pool.
“This is the first year that the City has run a writing competition which was open to amateur adult writers living in WA,” he said.
“There was a positive response from emerging writers in Perth and the greater Western Australian community with the City receiving 143 entries.
“This is strong evidence that more competitions of this kind are needed and the City is pleased to be able to continue to enhance and promote creative writing expression across Western Australia through this competition.”