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Thursday 19 September 2013

CBCA ACT Book Display Competition for Children's Week

The Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch would like to invite schools in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region to enter our Children's Week competition, based on authors and illustrators of Australian children’s literature.

The competition involves taking a photograph of a display of your favourite Australian authors or illustrators that you have set up in your libraries or classrooms. To accompany this photograph you are to write approximately 50 words explaining why you chose these authors or illustrators.

Entries are open from September 13. The closing date is October 27.

The two winning schools will be given a free visit by Emma Allen, winner of the Early Childhood section of the Book of the Year Awards with her book, The Terrible Suitcase, to speak to a class of up to 30 students, and Tania McCartney, author of Riley the Jumpy Kangaroo and Eco Warriors who will speak to a year group of up to 120.

This is a great opportunity for students, teachers and librarians to listen to our local authors and participate in a question time with them.


School Name (limited to Canberra/Queanbeyan region)
Contact Name and contact details
The author or illustrator must be Australian

The photograph must be taken in a portrait view and sent as a jpeg file
Include 50 words or less explaining why you chose the author or illustrator
Entries may be sent in from September 13 ;the closing date is October 27

1. Use of colour
2. Clear labels
3. Use of students' art work
4. Originality

PLEASE NOTE the photos will be displayed on our website and the winning photos will be used in our promotional literature. If people appear in the photo, you must give us permission to use their image.

Send Entries to CBCA ACT Branch to be judged (act@cbca.org.au, contact person - Leanne Barrett.