I recently entered the 2012 QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards in the Written Word category. I unfortunately didn't make the finalists but I did recieve a 'Highly Commended' for my entry which is nice. It's just one of those bitter-sweet, happy disappointments you get used to as a writer!
My entry will probably be up on the website for a while longer, you can find it here. My submission includes two chapters of the novel I've been working on. Check it out!