This publication celebrates the generosity of two Gold Coast arts identities – Win Schubert and the late Josephine Ulrick – who have, since 1992, sponsored short story, poetry and photography awards administered by the Gold Coast City Gallery and Griffith University.
Here the dichotomy of ‘word and image’ is addressed in a volume that brings visual and literary forms of expression together in an exciting and unusual way. It presents, in chronological order, the prize-winning entries of each year. The photography now forms part of the Gold Coast City Gallery’s notable contemporary photography collection while the winning short stories and poems have frequently gone on to be published in literary journals and anthologies. Of great significance are the judges, who have included major Australian literary figures and leading art photographers and collectors. Their names and comments are included in the book, giving it additional interest to a wide readership. The book has been designed in a way that captures the particular spirit and ambience of the Gold Coast and conveys the characteristics of the special range of talents that these awards attract.