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 Palliative Care Photography 

 Competition 2021 


Enter your photo reflecting this years’ theme "Palliative Care, it’s more than you think..." for the chance to win prizes and be locally exhibited.


First Prize is $300.
Gift prizes for top 5 and the People’s Choice Award.

The top 30 photos will be exhibited locally.

You must live in the Nepean, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains or Lithgow area to enter.  Entries to the competition can be 
submitted  from 19th April to 12th May 2021.

Click on the PDFs below to view and download the competition poster and entry form. 

For more information please contact us via the website form at the bottom of this page or call your local Belong Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centre...

Katoomba  4782 1117
Lawson 4759 2592
Blaxland 4739 1164

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 Palliative Care Short Story 

 Writing Competition 2020 

As part of Palliative Care Week 2020 the Blue Mountains Palliative Support Service held a short story writing competition on this year’s theme from Palliative Care Australia...

“Palliative Care. It’s more than you think."

We received twenty entries from Nepean, Blue Mountains and Lithgow residents, staff and volunteers. We congratulate our top five entry winners and we’re now able to share their stories with you on our website.


1st Prize - 'Anne and I' by Dianne Donnellan, Katoomba 
2nd Prize -  'Like Accompanying My Friend' by Wendy Gordon, Cranebrook
3rd Prize - 'Sunny Monday' by Luke Richards, Blaxland
4th Prize - 'Ted' by Donna MacKenzie, Windsor 
5th Prize - 'The Me That Is' by Ellen Della Bosca, Lithgow

Please take your time to read the wonderful stories written by our five winners by clicking on their names above.  

Congratulations to our winners and our sincere thanks to everyone who entered for sharing your stories with us.


We would also like to thank our judging panel for all of their time, expertise and support. Our thanks and gratitude to were Kerry Healey-Binn, Poet & Palliative Care Volunteer, Sue Bond, Reception Volunteer Belong Mid Mountains, and Rebecca Palmer, Transitional Nurse Practitioner Supportive and Palliative Care.

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