Dromkeen Medal

Initiated in 1982, the Dromkeen Medal is presented annually to an Australian citizen for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children's and young adult literature. The medal was designed by Robert Ingpen and depicts the Dromkeen homestead, a sickle moon and boughs of wattle.

The 2016 Dromkeen Medal was awarded to bestselling children's author Alison Lester. Previous medal recipients have included well-known children's book illustrators and authors Shaun Tan, Andy Griffiths, Bronwyn Bancroft, Roland Harvey, Ruth Park and Graeme Base.

More information

Contact Gail Schmidt, the Program Coordinator, at dromkeen@slv.vic.gov.au or on 03 8664 7335.