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Send in your Banjo  Paterson Writing Award Entries

One Week to Go for Banjo Paterson Writing Award Entries


Send in your Banjo Paterson Writing Award Entries

Entries are coming in everyday now. Time to get your entries in for the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. They close on Friday 18 April. Writers are encouraged to get their entries in the post before then. We also have 150th Banjo Paterson commemorative coins to present as first prizes in each section for Short Story, Open Poetry, Bush Poetry and the ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards. This is an added incentive to enter along with the generous prize money. Competition details are on the entry form – see our home page. Good Luck!



Youth Week Art on Show

Youth Week Art Show and Friday People's Choice Event

Youth Week Art on Show

Incredible art pieces form part of the Youth Week Art Show inside Orange City Library all this week.  Check out the art then come along to the Art Show and Photo Competition event on Friday 11th April from 4 – 7pm.   Vote in the People’s Choice Awards and enjoy light refreshments. Supported by Orange City Council, Orange City Library, Canobolas High School, Orange High School and the NSW Government #orangeyouthweek



Enter Reading Bingo and you could be a winner

Play Reading Bingo!

Enter Reading Bingo and you could be a winner

Play Central West Libraries Reading Bingo and go in the draw to win prizes including an e-reader. It is a variation of traditional Bingo. Take the challenge by reading some different books –  written by a local author, a forgotten classic, a book that became a movie, a book set on a different continent or one based on a true story. It’s about having fun reading, finding new books to read and staying motivated to keep reading.

Collect a reading 2014 – Reading Bingo Sheet  from your Central West Libraries branch or download from the website. You can start with trying to get one line, a diagonal or the just go for the all the boxes in any order. Write down each book in the space provided and you may find some books may fit one or more categories.

Drop your completed entries into your library for the prize draw by Monday 19th May during Library and Information Week. Please note Library staff members and their families cannot enter this competition.

Play Reading Bingo, write down books that fit the categories. Have Fun!

Play Reading Bingo, write down books that fit the categories. Have Fun!

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Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Call for Entries


Calling for entries in the annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards to help celebrate his 150th anniversary from Monday 17th February – (Banjo’s birthday!). There is a section for Short Stories, Bush Poetry, Contemporary Poetry and Children’s Writing Awards for children aged under 16 years to write stories or poems.  Entries close on Friday 18th April and winners announced on Monday 23rd June.  For guidelines, entry costs and details, call into the Library for an entry form, phone 6393 8120 or download:

BPWA-2014-EntryForm [Web Print Version]







River Words: Kalari River Arts Festival Poetry Comp

Get writing. There is still time to get your entries in. Let the river inspire your poetry in this competition. Poems will go on display at Forbes Library and winning entries will be read at the Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival. The Festival is a celebration of country, creativity and resilience on the Kalari-Lachlan River, Forbes.

There are three sections Primary, and Secondary students, and Adults with a $100 prize offered to winners in each category.

Each poem must include the word “river”, include a title, be presented on one side of an A4-sized sheet of paper. Poetry is limited to a maximum of 30 lines.

Judging will take place by a Central West Libraries judging panel including the Central West Writers’ Centre Coordinator.

Entry is free but please attach an entry form to your poem. Entry forms are available from Forbes Library or download from Central West Libraries website www.cwl.nsw.gov.au homepage. Entries must be sent to River Words, Central West Libraries PO Box 35 ORANGE NSW 2800. The competition closes on the last mail, Monday 21st October 2013.For more details about festival events go to www.riverartsfestival.org.au