On Thursday the 20th of February, 2014 I was awarded a SYN Award for 'Best Radio Segment or Feature'. This was for my story 'Buckley's Chance at Truth'. It aired on All The Best in May, 2013, and was then played on SYN FM later that year. To be recognised by your peers is a great and humbling honour. And to be acknowledged by and organisation such as SYN Media, who remain the only media outlet in Melbourne willing to get young storytellers work to air, made the whole experience even more special.
I was nominated in the category along with two Radio Producers that I greatly admire, Tess Lawley and Jess O'Callaghan. Both of them have been mentors to me and both of them are great friends. I owe both of them a great deal for teaching me and including me in their work and helping me with mine.
I would also like to recognise the Wathaurong People. Who I hope can see this story(their story) and this award are further steps towards reconciliation and further steps forward at the start of their long journey.