Each year The Cove holds a writing competition. This year's topic is: Reflections on Key Appointments. The competition is now closed.


There are three chances to win a great prize pack for both officers and soldiers. Prizes are:

  • 1st Place: $200 book voucher + Cove Trophy + 2022 Cove Coin + Cove Swag pack
  • 2nd Place: $150 book voucher + 2022 Cove Coin + Cove Swag pack
  • 3rd Place: $100 book voucher + 2022 Cove Coin + Cove Swag pack
  • Honourable Mentions: Cove Coin and a Cove Notebook and Pen

Meet the Judges

Cove Competition 2022 will be judged by a panel of experienced appointments representing a breadth of subject matter expertise. Meet them here:

MAJGEN Steve Day Major General Steve Day, DSC, AM 
MAJGEN Day is head of ADF Leadership Projects.
Colonel Anita Rynne Colonel Anita Rynne
COL Rynne is the Director of Army Education and Learning Systems.
Major Mark Beretta Major Mark Beretta, OAM
MAJ Beretta is a Reservist PAO working for AHQ, and a well-known media presenter.
WO1 Darren Murch Warrant Officer Class One Darren Murch, OAM
WO1 Murch is appointed as the Command Sergeant Major of Forces Command and Cove frequent contributor.