Category Archives: Contests

Canadian Library Month Limericks to be Featured on CBC Morning Show

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Tune into the CBC St. John’s Morning Show bright and early (6:45), Friday November 1 to hear the winning entries in our annual poetry contest.  Special thanks to Jewel Cousens from Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries for resuming her broadcasting duties.

Our 2012 Poetry Contest for Canadian Library Month!

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 October is Canadian Library Month! This year’s theme is “Libraries Connect”.

The NLLA distributed Canadian Library Month posters and bookmarks to schools and public libraries in the province and sponsored a province wide Haiku Poetry Contest. We received over 550 entries from students from kindergarten to grade 12 who composed haikus inspired by the theme” Libraries Connect”. A haiku is a form of traditional Japanese poetry that, when composed in English, typically consists of three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

Checkout the winning poems!

K-4 Winner: Haley Peddle, Grade 3 (Southwest Arm Academy)

Imagine the words
Let the letters come alive
Read a book and see

Most likely to be a librarian: Morgan Bennett, Grade 4 (C.C. Loughlin)

I respect my books
It is a new adventure
Please respect the books

Honourable Mention: Youngest participant Mollie Walsh, Grade 2 (Fatima Academy)

I can read a book
Good book, bad book, many books
You will learn a lot

5-8 Winner: Andrew Antle, Grade 7 (G.C. Rowe)

I lay on the shelf
As confident as a king,
Waiting to be read

9-12 Winner: Gregory Lacosta, Grade 9 (G.C. Rowe)

If books were heroes
Bad grammar should keep away
Books are here to stay

Winner of our Survey Prize Draw

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A big thank you to everyone who responded to our strategic planning survey. We recieved a great response!

The winner of the $25 Chapters gift card was Theresa Hynes, a Library Technician II at the College of the North Atlantic’s Bay St. George Campus. Congrats, Theresa!

Please take part in our survey

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NLLA is embarking on a strategic plan! The NLLA Executive is doing some work this summer which will guide our association’s activities and efforts over the next few years and would really love some feedback from you.

Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey. We really appreciate what you have to say. Not an NLLA member? We want to learn more about our members and non-members alike, so if you have something to say, this is your opportunity!

One lucky respondent will win a Chapters gift card of $25 (if you are willing to share an email address to enter). We are happy to receive anonymous responses if you prefer. The deadline to respond is July 27, 2012.

Thanks so much!

Facebook Give-away Winner!

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The winner of our facebook give-away is Librarian, Jen Dyke, Resource Development Coordinator at the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s amazing Barbara J. Hopkins Autism Library.

A big thank-you to everyone who liked our page!

Like our Facebook Page to Win!

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Like our official NLLA facebook page for a chance to win a cool, reusable green bag (great for carrying books!) donated by the Ferriss Hodgett Library!

Not a Facebook user? Subscribe to our website’s RSS feed instead. Click the grey “+Follow” button at the bottom of the screen.

Prize will be awarded July 9, 2012.

Freedom to Read Week 2011 Winning Poster!

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Freedom to Read Week Poster 2011

We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the NLLA Freedom To Read photo contest is Hannah DeBourke for her photo “So Many Books, So Little Time”. Hannah is in the 8th grade, and is a student at St. Bonaventure’s College. Her colourful photo is the inspiration for this year’s poster, and is attached for everyone to see. Posters have also just been mailed to libraries across the province, so stay tuned for the arrival of your 2011 poster to display in your library.

A round of applause to the Freedom to Read Week Committee: Shannon Gordon, Lorraine Jackson, Courtney Lundrigan, Julia Mayo, Shannon McAlorum, Kathryn Rose, and Amanda Tiller!

Freedom to Read Week February 20-26, 2011

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What is Freedom to Read Week?
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It’s about protecting your right to choose what you read, respecting the right of others to do the same, and celebrating this freedom.

If this is about reading, why have a Photo Contest?
We want to give you an opportunity to visually represent our freedom to read. Submit photos about freedom of expression, freedom from censorship, anything that promotes the written word, anything that highlights how essential the freedom to read is to individuals, communities, and societies.

Who can enter?
The contest is open to all photographers (amateur or professional) who reside in Newfoundland and Labrador. There is no age restriction. If you have access to a camera, you can enter!

What’s the prize?
The winning photograph and photographer’s name will be featured on a 14” x 19” Freedom to Read Week poster produced by NLLA and distributed for display in libraries across the province. The winning photographer will receive a professionally mounted copy of the poster.

What are the rules?
A maximum of 2 photographs will be accepted per entrant. Images must be 800 by 600 pixels at 72 dots per inch and should not exceed 900 kilobytes per image. Winners will be contacted if higher resolution images are required for publication. Images must be submitted electronically to Entries will be acknowledged by reply e-mail. Each submission must include: The photographer’s name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. The title and location of each photograph. Entries will be rated by a panel of 5 judges based on beauty, originality, quality, and relevance to the theme.

Entries must be received by February 26, 2011.

What’s the legal stuff?
Submission of a photograph constitutes agreement to allow it to be reproduced, published and/or exhibited in print or online by NLLA. The photographer retains ownership of all submitted images. Photographers must own all rights to the works submitted. Images may be digitally altered, but the photographer must own all rights to all parts of a digital composition. Photographers shall indemnify the NLLA for any loss or damage arising from any breach of copyright. It is the photographer’s responsibility to secure permission from people who appear in contest photos. Signed release forms must be provided to the NLLA on request.

Freedom to Read Week February 21-27, 2010

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Enter our Freedom to Read Week Photo Contest.

Your photo could be on display across the province! We’re seeking photos about free expression, freedom from censorship, anything that promotes the written word or highlights the importance of reading to you or your community. If you have a camera, you can enter! Email your photos to Heather Pretty. Deadline for submissions is February 28.