Announcing the winners of the Meanland blogging competition

We are thrilled to announce the winners today of the 2011 Meanland blogging competition.

At final count, we had over seventy entries and the standard was frankly dismayingly high. In the end we decided that choosing only two was impossible, so we decided to select four excellent bloggers who will each blog once a month for the Meanland project for the rest of this year.

The winning essay-posts will be cross-posted on Spike, Overland and, of course, Meanland over the coming fortnight, so keep an eye out.

And without further ado, here are the winners:

Catherine Moffat

John Weldon

Diane Simonelli

Ali Alizadeh

Congratulations to the winners, and a warm and very grateful thank you to the many entrants.

Zora Sanders, Meanjin, and Jacinda Woodhead, Overland.

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  1. Congratulations to all of the winning writers, especially my dear friend Diane, well done! Look forward to reading your blogs in the coming months.

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