Go To Court Lawyers has announced the winners of its inaugural Australian Legal Writing Challenge.
The Challenge was open to all budding writers who held an Australian law degree or were in their final year of an Australian law degree.
Entry was through submission of an article of between 800 and 1,500 words, and pertaining to an element or concept of law from any Australian jurisdiction. It had to be written in a way that would be understandable by, and targeted towards, the majority of Australians, and on a topic that will likely still be relevant in 12 months time.
First prize is $5,000 in cash, second prize is $1,000 in cash, and third prize is $500 in cash. All winners and finalists will also receive a certificate recognising their result in the Challenge.
Winning entries have been published to the Challenge page on our website in their original form. Entries of all finalists including the winners will be converted into a suitable format and published as an article on the main website.
- First prize – Holly Watson-Reeves, ‘What Does Jurisdiction Mean in the Age of the Internet?’
- Second prize – Caroline Foley, ‘The Untapped Wealth Inside Your iTunes Account’
- Third prize – Paula Pfingst, ‘International Child Abduction: Rights and Responsibilities’
- Stephanie Crosbie, ‘Capital Gains Tax: A Double Edged Sword’
- Laura Elkins, ‘My Relationship is Over, Now What?’
- Giuseppe Zagari, ‘Guaranteeing a Home for the Kids: What You Need to Know Before You Sign on the Dotted Line
Congratulations to all our winners and finalists, and thank you to all who entered the Challenge.
Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for information about forthcoming Challenges.