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Oi! Online Information Challenge

Oi! Online Information Challenge.

“Increase your knowledge and win an iPad in the Melbourne Library Service annual online information challenge.”


Ford Street Trailer Competition

Check out the Ford Street Trailer Competition on the publisher’s blog


Prizes on offer. Closing date is very soon so get to it!

Do you know a Reading Superhero?

Scholastic is running a great competition to find Reading Superheroes.

From the website:

A Reading Super Hero knows the awesome power of reading and loves to read for at least 10 minutes every day. The Reading Super Hero could be your mum, your dad, your teacher, your grandma or it could even be you… Tell us in 25 words or less who your Reading Super Hero is and you could win an amazing Super Hero prize! The most creative and fun answers will win.

The National Prize: 
The ultimate Apple home system including a Mac Book Air, iPad2, the latest iPod — worth over $2000 in total! —and a super Scholastic kids’ library valued at over $500.

PLUS the school of the National Prize winner receives $5000 worth of supplies from Scholastic! The school library also wins an iPad2.

State Prize:

A winner will also be selected from each State and will receive an iPad2 and a super kids’ library valued at over $250!

Enter HERE.

Trop Jr.

Have you ever heard of Trop Fest?

How about Trop Jr?

The world biggest film festival for kids is taking entries! You can find out a little bit about the competition on the Australian Children’s Television Federation website, and also some more here on the Trop Fest website.

Guess the number of pages competition!

Everyone loves a competition!   So when we announced the ‘Guess the number of pages’ competition during Book Week in our senior campus library, there was a rush to check out the bundle of books locked in the display cabinet in the entrance foyer of the GFL.  Withstanding the stream of ‘clarifying questions’ constantly thrown at our Library Staff was tough, but in the end students relied on advice from each other.

Stunned by his victory, Year 12 student Joe Sokiransky was given the honour of removing the hefty bundle of books from the cabinet.   Runner up, and second prize winner, Galina Enright of Year 7, was thrilled to receive two movie pass vouchers.   The third place winner Jake Berthelot of Year 9 won a single movie pass voucher.

For the record, there were 20 books in the bundle with a total of 6,245 pages!


Inky Awards 2011 – Creative Reading Prize

The Centre for Youth Literature would like to invite you to be part of the 2011 Inky Awards with the Creative Reading Prize.

The beauty of this prize is that the reader chooses the form of their entry! Teens and readers alike are invited to submit a creative response to a book they love.

It can be in ANY FORMAT YOU CHOOSE, but here are some ideas to get started:

write a short story using the characters/setting (feel free to add zombies)
make a video trailer or a machinima trailer
write a poem or a song illustrate your favourite scene/character sew a costume
make a model
create an art piece

THE PRIZE: A Sony Reader Touch, complete with awesome e-book titles to read! (if you win). And there will be MANY runners-up who will get free books, book vouchers, and any other fun stuff we can find.

They will be posting their favourites on the Dog as they come in.

Submit your entries:

to youthlit@slv.vic.gov.au (or email a link to your YouTube/flickr/etc account) and type ‘Creative Reading Prize’ in the subject line;

OR You can post your entry to:

Inkys Creative Reading Prize
Centre for Youth Literature
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA.

Your entry MUST include: your name your email address your postal address your age, and the name of the book you are responding to.

THE RULES: You can be any age to submit, and there will be runners-up of all ages, but the Grand Prize can only be won by someone under 20. Be as creative as possible. You can enter as many times as you like. We will put our favourite entries up on insideadog, unless you expressly tell us not to in your original submission. The Prize will be judged by our panel of Inkys Judges (of whom we have profiled on insideadog this week).

Entries close on Friday 14 October, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Inky Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 25 October.

Web links: Insideadog   Read alert blog 

Budding moviemakers

Today 7G spent some time hearing about ways that they can be in the running to win $1000 in the Random House Teen Book Video Awards. We spoke about using copyright-free images and music, and then the boys settled down to read the some of the books.

7G - Great reading!

7G – Will one of these boys win the $1000?

Lots of action in the MGS Library!

Inspiring students to write goes hand in hand with efforts to inspire reading at MGS.  So when the first competition of the year “Write a Valentine’s Day Poem’ got underway in February, it was great to get lots of entries.  Each of the poems expressed  heartfelt thoughts.  The three lucky year 11 winners each won a Village Movie pass!

As Valentine’s Day fell on the first day of the ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’, an annual MGS event, senior students working late that night enjoyed a special treat when one of our Teacher Librarians baked some little heart shaped cookies and shared them with students.  The looks of delight and surprise on the faces of students added to the cool atmosphere of deep concentration that occurs Monday to Thursday each week when our Senior School Library stays open until 7.00pm.  With a couple of tutors available each night to lend a hand, the buzz of completing homework, researching assignments or just studying is great to see!