If you know a young artist in WA, here are two fantastic chances for them to get their work recognised: the Make Your Own Story Book competition and the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists.Continue reading “2 competitions for creative WA kids”
Calling all young creatives in Western Australia – it’s your time to shine and WIN up to $500 in prizes!
Connecting Through Creativity – what’s it about?
Create your artistic response, to the theme Connectivity, in any visual method that inspires you! Some examples include 2D Arts (drawing, illustration, painting, collage, photography, comics, etc.); Video (video diary, performance, stop motion, interview, short film, etc.); and 3D Arts (ephemeral art, land art, sculpture, pop up books, etc.).
The competition is open to Primary and Secondary aged kids from ALL OVER Western Australia, with $500 in prizes up for grabs!
Want Some Inspiration?
I’m one of four ‘creative mentors’ helping the project (along with Cristy Burne, Beci Orpin and Remy Lai ) – we’re sharing tricks of the trade through a series of video and blog posts over the coming weeks. We’ll help guide you on your artistic journey with inside peeks to our own creative processes, how-tos, and answers to your burning questions.
I made a video for the competition about how being curious helps your creativity.
How To Enter
Check out the official competition page on the Scribblers website for more info. Entries close June 26.
Attention teachers! Fremantle Press is giving one lucky Perth metro school a free author visit from me.
To win the visit, all you need to do is check out the latest edition of Fremantle Press’ education newsletter, Classroom Express, here – then click on the ‘Forward to a Friend’ button at the top right and send it to your colleagues. The school with the most teachers subscribed to Classroom Express by 30 June 2019 will win the author visit!
But wait – there’s a second prize up for grabs! If you also happen to be a subscriber to the Classroom Express newsletter (you can subscribe here), AND you get the most friends signed up using the ‘Forward to a Friend’ button, then you’ll win 10 Fremantle Press books for your school library valued at $200.
Both competitions close on Sunday 30 June 2019. The winner for each competition will be notified by email after this date. The winners will be announced in the Term 3 issue of The Classroom Express.
It’s almost here!
My new book is called Brobot. It’s a graphic novel for younger readers and it’s coming out with Fremantle Press on September 1st.
Sally Tinker makes machines … and Joe Tinker breaks them. As the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, Sally knows she can build a better brother than Joe. But is her invention – Brobot – really all that a brother should be?
Want a cheeky sneak-peek? Click here to read the first 16 pages for free.
Want to use the book in the classroom? Teacher notes are available now.
Want to order a copy? Ask at your local bookshop. If you don’t have one near you, Booktopia is taking pre-orders.
Win a copy of Brobot for you and your school
Fremantle Press is offering five lucky schools the chance to win two special Brobot gift packs: one for the classroom and one for the person who designs the best robot. Each gift pack features a poster and bookmark plus a signed copy of Brobot the book!
Want to enter? Visit the Fremantle Press website for entry information.
Entries close October 15th, 2016. Good luck!
Have you seen a good Viking movie recently? Did you start pillaging popcorn and going all bezerker?
Or maybe you’ve read a cool Viking book lately? Did it make you want to grow a beard, jump in a longship and swing a sword at a sea monster?
To be in this month’s draw, write a review of the Viking book or movie in 25 words or less, then add it to the comments section of this post.
Your deadline is September 28!
The fine print: this competition runs from 7 September to 28 September. Winners will be drawn on 28 September at 2 pm WST and announced on the blog on September 30. To be eligible, blog readers must submit a review of a book or movie, that has Vikings as the main subject. The review must be 25 words or less. Employees of Fremantle Press or their families are ineligible to win.
The prize was a copy of In Flanders Fields, signed by the author Norman Jorgensen.
Two (2!) people submitted questions. It made our lives easier, all we had to do was flip a coin to pick the winner.
And the lucky winner was-
Frances Macaulay Forde.
Congratulations! We’ll get your prize to you soon.
P.S. Norman and I have recorded a video based on the sort of questions we get asked at presentations on a regular basis; we’ll upload it asap.
I was in Carnarvon this past week, doing workshops with Primary and High School students. Thanks to the Shire of Carnarvon for having me, and an extra special thanks to Natalie Whitley, Regional Librarian, for organising the trip.
While there, I met our July Competition winner, Rachel Loffler, who works in the library at Carnarvon Senior High School.
Here’s Rachel and I with her prize- 10 books from Fremantle Press.
There’s still time to enter our August competition– you could win a signed copy of In Flanders Fields. But, you’ve only got until the 24th to enter. Enter here
This month, you could win a copy of In Flanders Fields, signed by the author Norman Jorgensen!
We’ll randomly select one of the questions, and whoever submitted it will win this month’s prize!
We’ll also select our favourite questions and record a video interview, which we’ll upload at the end of August.
The fine print: this competition runs from 6 August to 24 August. Winners will be drawn on 24 August at 2 pm WST and announced on the blog on August 31. To be eligible, blog readers must submit a question for Norman and/or James in the comment field of this post. Employees of Fremantle Press or their families are ineligible to win.