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Read This: Creative Reading Prize

By March 21, 2012No Comments

Read This Creative Reading Prize

Entries are now open for the Read This!  2012 Creative Reading Prize  being promoted through all Central West Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange.

The project is a celebration of books for young adults and an opportunity for those aged between 12 and 18 years to share their love of books and reading with their peers in a creative way.

There is everything from jewellery, t-shirts to book sculpture, so there is really no limit to the imagination. You can see more examples on the competition website:

Read This! is a joint initiative between the National Year of Reading, State Library of Victoria (Centre for Youth Literature), Good Reading Magazine and Madman Entertainment.

Here’s how it works. Pitch your favourite book for others to read and love.  Here’s your chance to convince them – and win! You might not only have them reading it, but you could also share in $40,000 worth of prizes.

Submit a creative idea in any format you choose, but here are some ideas to get you started:

Write a short story using the characters/setting
Make a video trailer
Write a poem or a song
Illustrate your favourite scene/character
Sew a costume
Make a model
Create an art piece

 Submit your entries online at and entries close 31 May. Good luck!