For the last 5 or 6 years I’ve had the privilege of attending the YABBA Awards Ceremonies, always capably hosted and led by the irrepressible Graham Davey.

With Graham’s passing earlier this year, YABBA’s 2013 Ceremony which was held last Wednesday at Haileybury in Brighton, began with a wonderful introduction from new President David Linke. The morning was filled with award announcements, performances from students and a wonderful feeling of sharing a love of books, words and illustrations between around 20 authors and illustrators and 300 students.

The new committee are doing a wonderful job so pop across to the YABBA website to learn about what they are doing now and what plans they have for the future.  http://yabba.org.au/

There are also a few photos, taken on the day including the cover of the Yabba Picture Book Winner 2013 – Pooka, by Carol Chataway and Nina Rycroft.

Gabrielle Wang and Corinne Fenton – Yabba Awards 2013

 Winner - YABBA Picture Books 2013 Pooka  By Carol Chataway, Nina Rycroft

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