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BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION RESULTS

Last term we ran a BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION and we received many fantastic entries from across all year levels. As promised we have selected the best six reviews (and one Encouragement Award) and the students who wrote them were all awarded with a certificate and their choice of a brand new book from a selection in the library! All of the suitable reviews (including the winners) will live on forever in our library’s catalogue in the entry for that book.

And the winners are:

Millie Beswick-Wright – Year 7 for her review of The Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Abbie Liptrot – Year 8 for her review of All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Lily Veal – Year 8 for her review of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Makita Stendt – Year 9 for her review of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

Maddison Lewis – Year 10 for her review of Revived by Cat Patrick

Ethan Waters – Year 12 for his review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Encouragement Award goes to Nicholas Duong – Year 7 for his review of Run by Tim Sinclair

A big THANK-YOU to all students who entered, they were all great entries! Remember, the library is always happy to accept book reviews, just follow the SUBMIT BOOK REVIEWS link on the left of this page.

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BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION!! WIN PRIZES!

Want a chance to win some fantastic new novels? Huh, do ya?

Some of the titles you can win!!

Some of the titles you can win!!

All you need to do is submit a book review using the ‘Submit Your Review’ link on the left of this page. Just follow the format on the online form to tell us why you did or didn’t like the book, who you think will like it and your rating out of 5. The students who write the six best reviews before the end of Term 2 will win their choice of one novel from a selection of brand new titles!! All suitable reviews (including the winners) will live on forever in our library’s catalogue in the entry for that book. And remember, you can post reviews at any time (even after the comp) using the Curiositas Book Review Submission form.

Happy reading and reviewing!

WRITE 4 FUN COMPETITION! Great prizes on offer!!

write4funEntry is now open in the 2014 Schools Writing Competition! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their Short Stories OR Poems, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer! This year – there is NO THEME!! Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and get their creative juices flowing to write on any topic or style. All year levels welcome! Enter online at: www.write4fun.net or email to: enter@write4fun.net

Entries close on August 31st! See John Box or Library staff for details. Good Luck!!

PAPER CUTS COMPETITION 2014

The Victorian education department is running PAPER CUTS, a new competition to celebrate the importance of reading and YOU can enter. papercutsopen

You just need to create a book trailer or design a book cover to be in the running to win some amazing prizes. You can choose your favourite book or one that you are studying as part of the curriculum. You can enter individually, or as a group. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a special event at the Penguin Australia studios in August and their work will be featured there. Irish author Eoin Colfer  (Artemis Fowl Series)will be one of the judges.

Book trailers are based on movie trailers and are a fun and engaging way to visually present a book synopsis. They range from professionally produced short films to simple students productions using PowerPoint, iMovie or an iPhone. You don’t need expensive equipment to produce an effective trailer. Go to this Inside A Dog site to see some tutorials on how to make a book trailer as well as examples of some professional ones. Or check out Book Tease, a website by Paul Murphy who is a producer, writer, director and motion graphics designer who specialises in book trailers.

Prizes:

The student creator of the winning book trailer and cover design will each receive an Apple iPad Air plus a $200 Penguin book voucher (recommended retail).
The winning student in each category will also win a $200 Penguin book voucher for their school (recommended retail).
The two student runners-up and a people’s choice in each category will also win a $200 Penguin book voucher (recommended retail).

For more info and to download an entry form go to: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/papercuts.aspx

BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION WINNERS!

At the end of last term we ran a competition calling for students to submit reviews of books they had read recently. We received many great entries, all of which will be published here and on Harbinger, the student online anthology. Three reviews were chosen for prizes because they were very well written and demonstrated a real love of reading by the students who penned them. Each of these students will be given a brand new book from a selection in the library!

And so, without further ado, the winners are:

Maddison Vernon-Hayes Year 11

Joel Verth Year 8

Spencer Davis Year 7

(click on their names to see their reviews)

A big THANK-YOU TO ALL students who entered, they were ALL great entries! Remember, the library is ALWAYS on the lookout for writing and art submissions to Harbinger and for book reviews to Curiositas

 

Just send your work to these email addresses:

For book reviews:

curiositas@footscraycityblogs.com

 

For ANY art, writing or other creative expression, please submit to:

harbinger@footscraycityblogs.com

 

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BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION! Ends Friday 20th Sept.

Did you know that Curiositas is ALWAYS on the lookout for book reviews to publish? Well it’s true! We will publish your very own reviews on this blog! And to promote this fact we will award prizes for the best 3 book reviews received before the term holidays! Just send us an email telling us briefly what the book is about and why you liked or loathed it – but try not to spoil the story for others. Try not to make it too long or too short – around 150 to 200 words is perfect. Oh, and don’t forget to include the author’s name and book title so others can find the book you’re talking about if they like the sound of your review. Please also include your name and year level in the subject line.

Just send your review to this email address:

curiositas@footscraycityblogs.com

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FIRST WEEK BACK IN TERM 4!!

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