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Tuesday 9 August 2011

Ipswich KidLitFest Writing & Drawing Competition!

The Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature is about to commence! Running from 3 to 14 September, the this festival aims to increase awareness of the value of the arts in relation to writing and illustration. It hopes to build and maintain increased audiences for children’s literature, as well as inspire young people to buy and read more books. The festival also aims to enthuse teachers and parents about the value of stories, and encourage them to promote literature to young people.

To celebrate, KidsLitFest blogger and author Sheryl Gwyther is running a fabulous competition for Queensland children aged 7 to 12. Kids have a chance to win a batch of wonderful books but hurry - the comp closes 1 September.


If you ruled the Earth and you could change one thing, what would it be? (Max. 50 words)
  • To enter the competition, you must include permission from your parent
  • Write your entry in the body of the email (no attachments).
  • Include your name and your age and the name of your school.
  • Include your parent's name in your email.
  • Email your entry - gwythersc@gmail.com
BOOK PRIZES will go to the best answers:
  • most thoughtful answer
  • funniest answer
  • most creative answer

  • Draw a picture of yourself and Tatty Rat enjoying the Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature. 
  • Scan and email your pencil or felt pen drawing as a jpg (nothing bigger than 500Kb). Get mum, dad or your teacher to help you with this. 
  • Email to gwythersc@gmail.com
  • Judges: Tatty Rat and Paige Turner

PRIZE: a signed picture of Tatty Rat 




Be sure to check the Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature blog to see who's won!

Book prizes donated by The Book Garden, Julie Nickerson, Tania McCartney and Sheryl Gwyther.