young illustrators will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in
this year’s Tell Me A Story competition.
Me A Story was launched last year showcasing the writing talents of primary and
middle-school aged students from throughout the Great Lakes.
competition attracted more than 50 entries.
on from the success of the inaugural competition, the organising committee has
extended competition criteria to include illustrations.
introducing story illustration to young people, we give artistically inclined
students the opportunity to participate in this competition, and to enhance a
written story with an appealing graphical presentation, Tell Me A Story writing
competition president, Teresa Siminska said.
artwork will be judged by members of the Great Lakes Art Society (GLAS).
also will provide its facilities to display the illustrations.
president, Bettina Digby is excited and delighted to be provide the venue and
forge a relationship with the growing competition.
committee is very enthusiastic for the society to be involved in the story
illustration component of the competition in 2019, Ms Digby said.
are looking forward to a being involved and holding a successful exhibition of
the stories and illustrations in July, she said.
Digby said forging a relationship with Tell Me A Story would fit in with its
future plans for younger members of the community.
would like to expand our offering to more children in the community,
particularly now a child is expected to do stem subjects – science, economics,
technology, maths – to get into university.
writing and drawing are the fun things, and they can suffer a bit.
would like to give children the opportunity to do more fun things.”
Me a Story organises competitions for school-aged children so they can discover
their talents, and find adventure and joy in writing and illustrating.
guidance is provided to students in a form of a feedback to their entries, so
they can refine their skills.