Winning Beanie Results


 In 2006, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival celebrated its tenth event. It was our biggest festival to date. Over 10,000 visitors came through the doors to participate and enjoy the 4 days of activities.

Over 1460 visitors from the NT and 1770 from interstate visited the exhibition, and it was featured on television news nationally through Imparja, ABC. A story also featured in ABC Asia TV and in various newspapers and radio interviews around Australia and internationally. 

Visitors purchased over 2800 beanies, participated in textile workshops, enjoyed homegrown cooking at the teashop and listened to local musicians. Fantastic! Not just knit one purl one after all!

2006 Beanie Festival Competition Winners

1 Most sculptural beanie
Winner: Margaret Perkins - VIC
Runner Up: Yazmina-Michele De Gaye - NSW

2 Spirit of the land Winner: Soosie Jobson - WA Runner Up: Geoffry Campbell - Titjikala

3 Beanie that best incorporates a design of Australian native flora and fauna Winner: Faye Clifton - NSW Runner Up: Wendy Davis - Yarrawonga

4 Most festive beanie Winner: Shaz Harrison-Williams - TAS Runner Up: Ungakini Tjangala

5 Most stylish beanie Winner: Kerry Elsome - QLD Runner Up: Kathy Frank - Alice Springs

6 Mad Hatter’s Prize Winner: Aiko Takahashi - Japan Runner Up: Megan Jack - nomadic

7 Best Tea Cosie Winner: Aukje Boonstra - TAS Runner Up: Robyn Parish - NSW

Special Prizes

8 Committee prize for the best use of embellishment  Winner: Nora Campbell - Titjikala, NT

9 Central Australian Prize for Makers of the Region Winner: Tjaria Stanley Ungakini Tjangala- Ernabella, SA

10 Beanie Festival Committee Acquisitive Prize for Wonderful and Unusual Work Winner: Nicky Schonkala - Alice Springs

11 The Robbie Beard Prize for Innovative Work Winner: Alli Symone - SA Runner Up: Jennifer Ashbolt - WA

12 People’s Prize: The Favourite Beanie of 2006 Debbie Swanick- Howarth, Carnivale (see below)