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Celebrate the 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival

The 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival runs from 7-16 May, 2012 and celebrates the books that are finalists in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

We have some great events planned in Canterbury to celebrate the finalist books, including a competition that you can enter to win book vouchers.   You can download the Canterbury Programme for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival and the entry form for the Canterbury Festival competition, Who’s Your Remarkable Kiwi right here.

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival – Canterbury Programme

Enter the Remarkable Kiwis competition

Tell us about a remarkable Kiwi in your life.   They could be your mum, dad, grandparents, teacher or anyone else you know.

Terms and conditions:

  • Open to Canterbury residents aged 7-18 years.
  • Competition closes Sunday 29 April at 5pm.
  • Winners will be notified by notified by phone and/or email and will be invited to the prize giving in the Festival week (7-16 May).
  • If you are a winner, you consent to your name, photograph, entry and/or interview being used for reasonable publicity purposes.
  • Prizes are not transferable.

You can drop your entry into Shirley Library or send to:  Zac Harding, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Road, Christchurch 8061.

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards Canterbury Festival

The week long celebration of the 2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards kicks off on Monday 9 May and runs until 17 May.  The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival is run throughout the country and it’s a great chance for you to celebrate the finalist’s in this year’s Awards.

Here in Canterbury we have a fantastic programme of events throughout the week, including storytelling at the Christchurch Farmer’s Market and a tour around the native bush of Riccarton Bush on Saturday 14 May, some visits to Canterbury schools by finalist author, Kyle Mewburn, and some cool competitions that you can enter.  Your school might even be celebrating by joining The Big Read on Wednesday 11 May.  Make sure you enter our festival competitions for your chance to win some of the finalist books.

For more details about the Canterbury Festival, check out bethere.co.nz or email chchfestival@gmail.com .  We look forward to seeing you there.

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards Competitions

If you’re looking for something to do these school holidays you can enter the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards competitions.  There are two competitions and they are open to anyone from 0-18 years so if you have any brothers or sisters that want to enter they can too.  The competitions relate to two of the finalist books:

You can submit your entries by dropping them into Hornby Library, South Library or The Reading Bug Bookshop, or email them to chchfestival@gmail.com.  Entries close on Wednesday 18 May and an exhibition of the finalists’ work will be displayed in South Library from 1 May-18 May.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs and everyone who enters will get invited to the prize giving on Friday 20 May at South Library.  Get creative for your chance to win!

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