Library Week is coming up, and they are running a graphic novel competition. There are two age groupings! One for teens, and one for adults. You only need to add four frames to the continuing story to enter, and it begins on Monday, the 26th (and finishes on the 20th of August, during Library Week).
There are other competitions you can enter as well.
Re-Draft, an annual competition for teenage writers is on again. Your work could be selected for publication by judges Tessa Duder and James Norcliffe. Check in your school library for last year’s copy of the Re-Draft book ‘Fishing for Birds’ and you’ll find the entry form in the back. Good luck!
We have some sport themed prizes to give away; All Whites posters courtesy of New Zealand Football and Rip Curl Pro Search surfing DVDs courtesy of Kiwi Surf. If they sound like your cup of tea, be one of the first two people to comment on this post and they’re yours. Easy.
That’s right, there are only a few more days left for you to enter the O.S.T. Competition, for it closes on the 31st of May. Remember you can enter either by commenting on this blog, or by filling out an entry form in any of our branch libraries. Thank you to everyone who has already entered, we’ve enjoyed reading your playlists!
Hey, remember the O.S.T. Competition? Oh good. You will of course recall that part one involved you re-imagining any YA book as a movie, then compiling it’s soundtrack. What an easy way to win prizes you probably thought. Well, part two is now open and it’s more involved, but you’ll win better prizes.
Now you must design the cover art for said soundtrack. There are no real restrictions on entries, you can bring in a printed version to any library, or email an electronic version to email@example.com . We’ll display all the artwork we receive during Youth Week (22-30 May), which means you could be (semi)famous.
Synthesiser Patel said he would make a trophy for the winner, so there’s that too.
As part of New Zealand Music Month and Youth Week we’re asking Wellington Teens, in particular the readers of this blog, to re-imagine any YA book in our collection as a movie and compile the soundtrack. Hence the name O.S.T. (Original Soundtrack)
All you need to do is email us your track listing, the name of the book your movie is based on, your name and your library card number to firstname.lastname@example.org, or, fill out one of the forms at the library. Easy! And you could win prizes (Music Works vouchers, CDs).
Entries close at 5pm on Monday 31st of May and you can enter as many times as you like.
*This is only part one of the O.S.T. Competition, so check back here for further information for more chances to win prizes. Prizes!
As you may well know, New Zealand Music Month is fast approaching (next month), as is Youth Week (22 – 30 May). What you don’t know, until now that is, is that the Teen Blog is going to be running an amazing, 2.0, cross-media competition to mark these dates. Also to give away some prizes we have hanging about in Teen Blog Towers. Check back here regularly for further details, and start thinking creatively!
Voting is now open for the Youthspective Competition – People’s Choice Award. This is your chance to choose the photograph that you think best represents your city.
Have a look at the gallery of photos and vote for your favourite Wellington perspective.
What does the winner win? Well, a Lomography SuperSampler Camera and a $50 voucher (thanks to Wellington Photographic Supplies).
More information on Youthspective here.
Youth Parliament 2010 is beginning in July. To become a youth parliamentarian you must be selected by your local MP, or you could enter this competition being run by MP Phil Twyford. Youth Parliament can influence NZ policy and members learn allllll about government procedure and democracy.
Also, you can join the Youth Press Gallery to report on the Youth Parliamentarians. You must be a youth!
Are you curious about science? Or do you love filmmaking but aren’t too keen on science?
ReelScience is a competition for senior secondary school students (Yr 11 – Yr13) that starts on February 10th. To enter you’ll have to make a 2min short film on any aspect of science. There are cool prizes up for grabs like a Mac and film courses. This here clip tells you all about it (or check out their website).