Mayoral Make-A-Book Literature Program
Why not enter the Mayoral Make-A-Book Literature Program for 2012!
Ever since the Mayoral Make-A-Book Literature Program began in 1979, it has remained an extremely popular community program for young budding authors and illustrators. Last year, there were over 620 amazing original entries, with 50 lucky individuals and 4 class entries winning prizes.
Who can enter?
Any child who lives in, or attends a primary school or kindergarten in, the City of Charles Sturt are encouraged to enter. All you need to do is write and/or illustrate a story and make it into a book. Choose any topic you like. You might like to be inspired by the National Year of Reading, ‘Champions Read’ (Children’s Book Week theme for 2012) or the Year of Renewable Energy For All.
Entries can be:
- By individuals, small groups, whole classes or entire schools. (Entries are judged within year level, with the exception of those in cross-age collaborations.)
- Fiction, non-fiction or poetry
- Written in any language
- Submitted in hard copy or digital formats (Microsoft Word or Powerpoint, PDF or JPEG)
What do the judges look for?
- Original ideas
- Creative use of language and illustration
- Appealing design
- Illustrations that compliment text or tell a story
- Presentation fiction or non-fiction
How are awards presented?
Winning individual and small group entries will be awarded by the Mayor at a presentation evening to be held in the Woodville Town Hall on Thursday 1 November 2012. Large group entries will be awarded by a library staff member at a visit made to individual schools.
Short-listed entries are recognised, and entries are returned to each school. Every child who enters receives a certificate.
How do I enter?
For hard copy entries: print out the entry form PDF, complete and staple it on the outside of the back cover, and drop your entry into any branch of the Charles Sturt Library Service.
For electronic entries, print out the entry form PDF, complete and scan it, and email both files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries close Monday 3 September 2012.
For further information please telephone the Charles Sturt Library Service on 8408 1333 or Email email@example.com.