As a maker and a creative individual my heart fills – making is occupying the ‘inter-webs’ in so many ways including commerce, business, research, craft, science and more…Makers are everywhere.
Take part in the Poetry Cup
Check out the Australian Poetry Slam and pencil in the heats for next year.
Sheffield 28-29 September
Launceston 4-6 October
This year featuring (click on the link)
For more information
Contact the Festival
SCI-KU & Science Poetry Competition
Here’s something to cross-fertilize disciplines and explore the filmy line between science and art/literature!
Submit your own Sci-ku poems with a statistics or maths theme.
For National Science Week annual celebration of science
How to Enter – On-line entry & Rules
This competition is an initiative of RiAus
- a new prize for Science Poetry – for over 18 years – explores scientific understandings and achievements. Science includes the natural and physical sciences, the applied sciences, the newly emerging and interdisciplinary fields and mathematics.
Saturday August 10 to Sunday August 18
50 students tucked in The Learning Hub, humming with creativity
Chris Love LIVE from the US by Video Conference
How did that happen? It’s a whole year and LCGS Seniors are at it again.
- 8 pm Photocopy & binder homage and books in. Watch out for on-line copies soon…
- Mr. Grubert has just walked passed “It’s 8 PAST 7”
- 7.05 and chatting with Chris in Seattle, Mr. & Mrs. Norris are been visiting everyone and Mr. Grubert is waiting for a deluge of new books in electronic format. Then it’s time to bind. The countdown is on.
- It’s after 6 PM and after a group meeting & pizza for 50, deadlines are looming. The writers and publishers are calm under pressure.
Write a Book in a Day Competition – midday update 2 from Mr. Grubert
- We are five hours in with seven hours remaining. Most teams have finished a first draft of their work and are reading through their chapters to check for quality, continuity etc. Feet are up, shoes are off and no-one is observing the “Do NOT eat” signage in the Learning Hub.
As a sidenote, some of you will know new student Catherine Kerr. In case you don’t, check out one of her “sketches” of Holly Feather, one character from her team’s story…
- An extraordinary 50 students participating on campus and a 51st, Year 11 Chris Love, who is participating via video conference from Seattle, USA. Chris will work through to 3:00am Seattle time to complete the project!
Three hours into the twelve-hour epic, storylines are developing with the following six ideas being worked peak:
Team 1 – Grade 9s:
Pastafarian (no, that is not a typo) priest Fabian meets Victoria, a politician. Together, they must defeat the piranha-controlled enemy who is trying to take over the world…
Team 2 – Grade 7s:
A Rock Star and a Gardner fall in love but mean-girl Brittany tries to break them up through an extortion attempt…
Team 3: Grade 8s:
Daniel, a builder whose wife has died finds that soon after his daughter runs away. After an accident he is left in a coma and it is in this dream-like state that he seeks out the spirit of his wife…
Team 4: Grade 7, 10, 11 (last year’s shortlisted team)
A trans-galactic foreigner lands on earth to gather intell. For an impending invasion. A chance encounter with a swagman, Keith, changes the future of both worlds…
Team 5: Grade 8
An escaped convict who is plagued by recurring nightmares hunts for the dream thief who is able to take away people’s dreams with the help of a magical albatross…
Team 6: Grade 7
An heiress to a millionaire runs away with a boy who works as a hospital cook. When their boat is hit by a falling satellite they are set adrift with only a digeridoo to keep them afloat…
Q & A
Adventures in Democracy
Have your say.
ABC TV’s Q&A is coming to Launceston. If you want to join the conversation or apply to be in the studio audience link
Next weeks guests are
- Dick Adams – Labor MP for Lyons
- Sophie Mirabella – Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science
- David Marr – Journalist and commentator
- Jan Davis – CEO of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
- Peter Whish-Wilson – Greens Senator for Tasmania
This is a great opportunity to ask your question, listen to other points of view and have others hear yours.
Join the Twitter feed, post a question and come along.
Open to all aged 16 – 25
- awarded by the South Australian Museum Foundation Incorporated
- the subject for “The Waterhouse” is natural science, which for the purpose of the competition deals with our natural world and the sciences associated with it. For example; biology, geology, astronomy, chemistry and physics. It also includes natural history.
Overall winner $50,000 (acquisitive)
Category winners $12,000
Youth Art Prize Winner $5,000
Peoples Choice Award $5,000
Dr. Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize $5,000
‘Many Stories – One Australia’
Register events, resources for school , Harmony Day Apps
Y Challenge – Celebrating Diversity
Y Challenge supports young people between 8 and 17 years
- based in teamwork
- driven by young people
- delivering what a community wants.
- depends on the Y Challenge team and the community it interacts with.
- Samples of last years winners
Day and this year’s theme: Many stories—One Australia, SBS are giving
all Australians the opportunity to share their story.
Create a video, take a photo or share your written personal journey. Everyone
has a story to tell, so share yours today!
- There are two
fantastic prize packs up for grabs:
- First prize: A Canon EOS 110D SLR Camera Twin Lens Kit
complete with memory card, tripod and case plus SBS’ A Day in the Life
- Second prize: An Apple iPad 4 with Retina Display 32GB WiFi
+ Cellular plus SBS’ A Day in the Life photographic book.
For more information,
For writers aged between 13 – 19th years
“Are you the next J.K. Rowling, Michael Morpurgo or Malorie Blackman? Is there half a novel hidden in your desk or in a computer folder that could be the next Hunger Games? Or maybe you have an idea and just needed that little bit of inspiration to get writing…” from the website.http://www.movellas.com/competition/show/201302121559428767/young-movellist-of-the-year
The Reading Agency is offering support for writers.
You could be the Sony Young Movellist of the Year!
This is a UK based competition with one international award.
1) The overall winner will be offered the opportunity to sign a publishing contract with Random House, including a £2,000 advance! They will also receive a Sony Reader.
2) The two runners-up will receive Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader.
3) The overall winner and the two runners-up will be invited to afternoon tea with Malorie Blackman, and will be able to bring a parent, guardian or friend each.
4) An international winner (selected by the Movellas team) will receive Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader. Two runners-up will also receive Malorie’s backlist.
5) One winner (selected by the Reading Agency and Movellas community) who ONLY submitted the first three chapters of a novel (i.e. did not follow up with a full length novel – but why would you do that!?) will receive a mentoring session with a professional writer.
Eden’s Curse Shortlisted : Look out for Nov. 1st when winners will be announced.
WA’s Jo-ann Whalley judged the VIC, Qld, SA, TAS, NT Best Book shortlist Upper School Category
Winning ARTISTS will also be announced on November 1st.
What a great effort for all the teams, and Mr. Grubert.
If you want to read Eden’ s Curse here it is on the Team 4 link, while you’re there take a look at the other books
Writing Competition for 10 – 13 year olds.
Write an imaginative story of up to 500 words about what would happen if you inherited billions of dollars,
and you could win a huge prize for your school and your own bookshelf.
The winner and runner-up will also receive books 1 to 4 in the Billionaire series,
and author Richard Newsome will read the stories out on the internet!