The entries are in and it’s time to vote for your favourite in our “Change History” competition. We asked you to take a photo from our collection and reimagine it, and your imaginations ran wild! Dinosaurs in Tea Tree Gully, UFOs in St Agnes, come and see them all at the library service desk and have your say in who will walk away with one of the Kindle Fire prizes.
The lucky winners will be announced at a special event in the library Saturday 19th May at 2pm.
If you’re aged between 13 and 25, enter our Change History competition for the chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet PC.
We are asking you to creatively ‘improve’ a photo from our local history collection, as we’ve done here. Use your Photoshop skills or some good old art and craft to go crazy and change history!
See the website for all the details.
While we are holding a two day event about the love of reading, the Readers’ Festival has a visual element as well. As part of the Readers’ Festival we ran a graphic design competition. Children, youth and class groups were invited to redesign a book cover and go in the running for book and art vouchers and other prizes.
Winners in each age category will be presented with their prizes tonight, Friday 6 August, by Mayor Miriam Smith, at the official launch of the Readers’ Festival. Anyone is welcome to attend the launch, with booksellers and publishers here from 5pm and official proceedings from 6 – 6.30pm.
All entries into the book cover redesign competition are now on display, and will be available for viewing until Thursday 12 August. Including new covers for Possum Magic, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe and Tomorrow When the War Began, among other titles, there are some great skills and creativity on show.
Winning designs on display in the Relaxed Reading Area
Judge a ook By Its Cover Competition…
Do you love to read books? Or do you enjoy drawing and designing? Do you think you can design a better book cover than the book sellers? Well, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library is looking for you!
As part of the Reader’s Festival, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library is hosting a ‘Judge a Book By Its Cover’ competition for children under 7 through to teens up to the age of 18 years. The City of Tea Tree Gully is looking for the best new cover designs for the following books:
- Under 7 year olds you need to design a better book cover for Possum Magic by Mem Fox or Wang Wang and Funi by Phil Cummings. First prize will be awarded a $40 voucher, second prize will be awarded a $25 voucher and last but not least, third prize will be awarded a $15 dollar voucher.
- 8-12 year olds you need to design a better book cover for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis or Just Disgusting by Paul Jennings. First prize will be awarded a $50 voucher, second prize will be awarded a $30 voucher and last but not least, third prize will be awarded a $20 voucher.
- 13-18 year olds you need to design a better book cover for Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden or Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. First prize will be awarded a $100 voucher, second prize will be awarded a $70 voucher and last but not least third prize will win a $50 voucher.
With all competition entries, please make sure to include the Title, Author, Spine labeling, Blurb about the book, ISBN, and eye-catching illustrations! You can pick up your entry forms in front of the City of Tea Tree Gully Library Information Desk and return your forms to the Library by the 30th of July. Winning entries will be announced on the 6th of August, 2010 and displayed at the Reader’s Festival. The competition is on so get ready, get set, and get creative!
Graphic Design Poster Competition for Teens…
Do you love to read books? Or do you enjoy drawing and designing? Do you think you can create a vibrant poster promoting the City of Tea Tree Gully Library for your fellow peers? Well, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library is looking for you!
As part of the Reader’s Festival, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library is hosting a Graphic Design competition for teens aimed at promoting the City of Tea Tree Gully Library to youth by youth. The poster should focus on why your fellow peers or youth should use the library and what does your poster offer?
With all competition entries, posters need to be A3 in size. Age categories for entrants are split into two groups, 13-17 or 18-25 years of age. Winning entries will receive $100 of book and art vouchers and your poster will be used for future promotional purposes. In addition, winning entries will be displayed at the Reader’s Festival. Winners will be announced on the 6th of August, 2010.
Entries close soon, so don’t miss out! You can pick up your entry forms in front of the City of Tea Tree Gully Library Information Desk or in the Teen Area of the library. Please return your forms to the City of Tea Tree Gully Library by the 30th of July. Winning entries will be announces on the 6th of August, 2010 and displayed at the Reader’s Festival. The competition is on, so get ready, get set, and get creative!
We have found a winner of our “Name our dragon” competition, which coincided with the release of the film How to Train Your Dragon. We were very impressed by some of the name entries – there was everything from “Fiery Flo” to “Purple Magic” – but our winning entry was from Nathan Chambers, who suggested we name our dragon “Firefly”. Nathan won a family pass to see the film. Well done!
We also received over 60 colouring in entries and prize packs have been awarded to some of the most creative.
The Library’s annual photo competition is returning in May! This year it’s going to be totally different, revolving around the theme, 24/7. Entrants will have 7 days to take 24 pictures on one of those disposable film cameras that the Library will supply. The Library will develop all of the cameras and choose 50 photos to go on display for voting by the public. Keep an eye on the blog or the posters around the library for further information in the next week or so!
If you are eagerly awaiting the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3D, which comes out in cinemas today, you’ll love our competition to name our very own Library dragon!
Based on the books by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon revolves around a young Viking called Hiccup who is raised to hunt dragons. He becomes the unlikely owner of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
To coincide with the release of this exciting new film, we are running a competition to name the purple dragon painted on the pillar in the Teenage section. (If you haven’t seen our dragon yet come in and have a look!)
So get your thinking caps on and grab an entry form or colouring-in page from the display in the Library foyer. You could win a family pass to see the film, along with other great prizes. Entries close April 9th.
The Fairies (parents of young children will know who they are!) will be special guests at the Civic Park Spectacular on Sat 13 Feb. If your little one is a fan of The Fairies, you won’t want to miss this competition to meet The Fairies here at Civic Park on the Spectacular day. Other entertainment for kids include special Toddler Times and craft activities, and a face painter.
Look for The Fairies colour-in entry form at the Library, and have your entry in by the end of this Friday, 5 Feb.