Children enter Mary Poppins awards
FANTASY-THEMED art and prose is spilling out of children's minds and into the offices of the Fraser Coast Chronicle as students vie for big prizemoney in the Mary Poppins Literary and Art awards.
The quality of the art entries has been beyond organiser Anne Miller's expectations.
“I am amazed at the quality and the standard,” she said.
“There's been a lot of work put into these entries.
“It's really heartening to know that children are using their imaginations.
“They can go on to greater things like writing plays or television dramas or even computer games.
“I'm really looking forward to reading some really good stories this year too; in the past they have been wonderful.”
There is still time to enter the annual competition, with the closing date for entries extended to November 1.
Three judges will decide on the winners.
Primary and high school students can enter a fantasy story or fantasy-themed artwork.
There is also a prize for an illustrated book, which could be an individual or class entry.
Details are available from schools or Maryborough Library.
Some of the exceptional work comes from Maryborough Special School students, whose creative pursuits are also being showcased at the Maryborough Art Gallery on Kent Street from tomorrow.