Friends of the Barossa Library is offering some great prizes in its 2014 Young Writers’ Competition.  Thanks to the sponsorship of The Co-op, first prize in the four divisions is an e-reader valued at $149 along with a cover to the value of $30, making a total prize value of $179 for each winner.  These e-readers are compatible with the library system, so that books can be borrowed online.  Once again, Vinpac International has supported our cause by donating an impressive range of books as second and third prizes.

Barossa libraries now have a wide range of electronic books available to borrow and these readers are compatible with the library system.

President of the Friends, Bill Biscoe, said, “The Friends were formed to assist and enhance the work of the Barossa library service, for which we raise funds to purchase books or additional resources.  As part of these aims, we actively encourage literacy and a love of literature amongst all the people of Barossa, particularly our young people.  The Young Writers’ Competition offers incentives for young people to stretch their imaginations and practice the art of putting words together to make an interesting story.”

The competition is open to writers in the following divisions: up to 8 years (up to 200 words), 9 to 12 years (up to 500 words); 13 to 15 years (up to 700 words) and 16 to 20 years (up to 1,000 words).  Entries are now open and will close on 28th March.  Winners will be announced at Story Book Picnic at Seppeltsfield Winery on Sunday 13th April.

Entry forms and conditions are now available at any library branch and through schools in the Barossa region.



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