The Young Writers’ Competition has been running for seven years and last year the competition attracted over 400 entries, with the very best entries being included in the eBook, Treehouse.
Students up to and including those in Year 12 are invited to enter the competition with the final date for entries on Wednesday 27 July.
‘For most writers, all it takes to unleash the imagination and allow a story to grow is an idea and a deadline,’ said Northern Beaches Council Administrator, Dick Persson.
‘This has proven to be true of the young writers with judges finding the standard of entries increasing each year.
Entries will be judged according to characterisation, originality, plot and use of language which will be arranged into six different age group categories.
Winners from each category will be presented with an award at a prestigious ceremony and have their stories published in an eBook to be included in the Library collection.
‘A number of the previous winning entries were written by students who had been encouraged by wonderful teachers and librarians in our local schools. I would be delighted to see even more students and schools involved in the competition this year,’ Mr Persson said.
Entry forms with all details are available at warringah.nsw.gov.au/library and in all Northern Beaches Council Library branches.
Northern Beaches Council Young Writers’ Competition 2016
Tuesday 14 June – Wednesday 27 July
Enter online or at any Northern Beaches Council Library branch
Open to students up to Year 12
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The Northern Beaches Council is bringing fun and fitness to Village Park, Mona Vale and Dunbar Park, Avalon every Friday 10am – 4pm, from 1 July to 26 August.
Northern Beaches Council General Manager, Mark Ferguson said that Council’s Enliven winter activation program supports active public spaces.
“By providing infrastructure that encourages outdoor activity during winter we are creating vibrancy in our town and village centres.
“This winter the focus is on Fun & Fitness on Fridays with a series of activities to promote health and wellbeing in our community over the coming months – we’re even providing loads of free sports equipment to play with,” added Mr Ferguson.
Together with the active sessions Council’s library staff will host ‘pop up libraries’ in both Village Park, Mona Vale and Dunbar Park, Avalon Beach to promote literacy and reading enjoyment throughout Pittwater.
During the school holidays there is an action packed line-up with demonstrations from the team and coaches at Manly United Football Club and the Warringah Rugby Club, as well as hula hooping and bubble soccer!
Other games and activities on offer include frisbees, giant games and fitness demonstrations.
Grab family and friends, and for those at work - grab your work mates and limber-up at lunchtime!
A wet weather room will be available at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall and at the Avalon Rec Centre (TBA)
For the full Fun Day Fridays program view the website calendar or download the enliven app
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1114, 9970 1119
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Island Emergency Non-potable Water
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Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
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|Free Pump Outs for Boats - Council with RMS installed a pump out at Careel Bay wharf|
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|Art Classes- drawing and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431|
|Dru Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916|
|Green Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins on 0405 330 781|
|Parents & Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS - email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Catherine Park Bush Care Group, 2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017|
Park Bush Care Group,
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Fire Service Headquarters Terrey
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|Rural Fire Service General information||9450 3000|
|State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES||13 25 00 9486 3399|
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|Dept of Community Services: general information||9977 6011|
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