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The year that was: 2012

Throughout December, upstart will be reviewing some of the moments that defined the year.

The end is nigh!

Image: Kenichi Nobusue, Wikimedia Commons.

The end of 2012, that is. Here at upstart, we are taking some time to ponder the year that’s passed. Throughout December we will be presenting a number of “top ten” lists, looking at some of the events that defined the year, across a range of categories.

We are accepting until 10 December, so should you want to contribute to our review, please do send us an email at

Your list can be as general or specific as you like. They do not have to be ranked in a 10 to 1 order, but they do need to have a defined topic of standout moments.

In short, we want a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly of 2012.

Please include videos, images and/or other media – but do make sure they don’t breach any copyrights.

Please join us in saying a big farewell to another year here at upstart.

Let the champagne flow!

Our lists:

Top ten moments in Australian politics by Erdem Koç

Top ten footballers by Riley Beveridge

Top ten moments in Australian journalism by Steinar Ellingsen

Top ten moments in the English Premier League by Paul Bastin

Top ten films by Shane Palmer

Top ten moments in fashion by Hannah Rabe

Top ten thrilling games of the 2012 AFL season by Blake Gray and Mitchell Wood

Top ten albums and EPs by Marcus Backman

Top ten sporting tragedies by Shane Palmer

Top Ten reddit AMAs of 2012 by Alyce Hogg

Top ten moments in horse racing by Damien Ractliffe

Top Australian sporting moments by Ashley Shenker

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