Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jack Lasenby Award 2012 Winner

It was with great pleasure that we announced the winner of the Jack Lasenby Writing Award at our annual Christmas Quiz night.
Unfortunately our winner wasn’t there so we had to wait until this week to catch up with her and hand over the plaque and the winners cheque.

Congratulations Linda Bremford!

This year Judge David Hill had a runner up, Liesbeth Visser.

Well done to all who entered.
David Hill was impressed with the standard of entries and that augers well for the continuation of the competition.

Click on over to the Jack Lasenby page to read David Hill’s Judges Report.

Next year it will be Junior Year for the Intermediate age group.

The annual WCBA Christmas Quiz is turning into quite an event for the Wellington Children’s Literature community. It is our annual office Christmas party...with close to 50 people battling it out for team honours.
This year John McIntyre was the quiz master...and there was hot competition among all the teams. The craft challenge interlude at half time was dress a figure from the Hobbit...courtesy of our design dynamo Fifi Colston who worked on The Hobbit film.

In a first for the Quiz...we had to have a tiebreaker to decide the winner!

If you get some Christmas money this year and you are thinking of a writerly kind of gift...look around for a writing course or a writing retreat to go on.
or start saving towards going to the next New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators conference, which will be held in Christchurch 2013 Queens Birthday Weekend.
Registrations will be open early next year according to Gavin Bishop who is the leader of the conference team. (We'll let you know when.)

The Wellington Children’s Literature Association wishes you a safe and Happy Christmas.
Best wishes for a writerly New Year in 2013.

Maureen Crisp