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  VALERIE PARV AWARD


The Australian chapter of Romance Writers of America paid Valerie a great compliment when they established the Valerie Parv Award in her honour.

This award was established in Valerie Parv's honour by RW America, and is now run by Romance Writers of Australia.

The winner is mentored by Valerie Parv for the year of the award.

Entries for the 2017 VPA open in April 2017
and the winner will be announced
at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Brisbane
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 August


CONGRATULATIONS TO
CHRIS WESTON
who won a year of mentoring with Valerie for her 2016 entry "His Fighting Spirit "

Valerie Parv congratulating the winner of the 2016 Award, Chris Weston with “His Fighting Spirit” at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Adelaide, 2016

The annual breakfast of current and former winners of the Valerie Parv Award
at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Adelaide 2016

Left to right: Valerie Parv, Bronwyn Parry, Michelle Somers (standing), Rachel Bailey, Kelly Hunter, Chris Weston (standing), Mel Scott, Marian Chivers (standing) Carly Main, Sandie Rogitsch.

Special guests were Marian and Sandie who set up the Australian chapter of Romance Writers of America many years ago. Valerie judged their Write to Win competition for several years until they renamed the contest in her honour. In 2000, after the chapter closed, the award was taken over by Romance Writers of Australia where it is now one of their premier literary awards. The winner is mentored by Valerie throughout their award year.

VPA Hall of Fame members' annual breakfast (with tiaras) welcome 2014 winner

CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO PREVIOUS VPA WINNERS
for their many national and international achievements
and publications throughout the past year


 
The 2016
Valerie Parv Award
Congratulations

1st
CHRIS WESTON

2nd
RAEWYNN BRIGHT

3rd
SAMANTHA WICKS

AWARD TO THE WISE
Mentoring VPA winners


THE VALERIE PARV AWARD HALL OF FAME

 

2016   CHRIS WESTON

2015   CARLY MAIN

2014:   KARINA COLDRICK

2013:   MICHELLE SOMERS

2012:   BRONWYN SELL writing as BRYNN KELLY

2011:   MICHELLE de ROOY writing as DAKOTA HARRISON

2010:   ANNA COWAN

2009:   KYLIE SHORT writing as KYLIE GRIFFIN

2008:   ERICA HAYES writing as VIOLA CARR

2007:   BARBARA JEFFCOTT GERIS writing as BARBARA de LEO

2005-6:   RACHEL ROBINSON writing as RACHEL BAILEY

2004:   BRONWYN CLARKE writing as BRONWYN PARRY

2003:   MELANIE SCOTT also writing as M. J. SCOTT

2002:   ANNE LOUISE DEBRAWSKI

2001:   KELLY STANLEY writing as KELLY HUNTER

2000:   GABRIELLE LUTHY writing as MADELINE ASH