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Design-a-cover competition closes soon!

If you are 12 or younger, and you like drawing and painting – the design-a-cover competition closes on 16 September 2009! Here are the details:

DESIGN-A-COVER COMPETITION

Entries close 16 SEPTEMBER 2009
Win a pack of quality colour pencils, and see your artwork on the cover of our summer 2009 issue!
Using any materials you like, design a cover for our summer issue. Your artwork must be on one side of a sheet of white A4 paper. Do not include the Alphabet Soup logo (we’ll add it in ourselves).
You may enter as many times as you wish but each entry must have a separate COMPETITION ENTRY FORM (you can print one from our website, photocopies are OK too). We will accept entries postmarked 16 September 2009.
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Spring ’09 issue coming your way!

If you are a subscriber, the spring issue of Alphabet Soup should be in your letter Cover of issue 4box early next week!

Inside you will find:

  • Q&A with Mark Greenwood
  • Curiosity corner—we talk to a family about growing vegies in their garden
  • Writing tips from the Book Chook
  • Stories, poems and book reviews
  • Kids’ writing (more stories, poems, book reviews and artwork!)
  • Crossword
  • Details of our spring writing competition!

See our website for info about our writing and design-a-cover comps, and for info about how to subscribe: www.alphabetsoup.net.au.

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To improve your writing skills – keep writing!

Well done to everyone who sent entries in for our winter ’09 writing competition!

Over the past two days we’ve read through some imaginative and entertaining stories – and we’ve come to the conclusion that you really are a talented bunch. It’s difficult to choose just one winner for each age category.

Remember that writing as often as you can is a good way to improve your writing skills. So, even if you are not a prize-winner this time, entering the competition has helped your story-writing. Keep writing!

You’ll read the winning stories in the spring ’09 issue of Alphabet Soup and there’ll be a new writing competition announced in the spring ’09 issue. (Hurrah!)

And of course, while you’re waiting for the next writing comp, there’s still time to send in your artwork for our design-a-cover competition (for kids under 12). For entry forms and more details, see the competitions page on the Alphabet Soup website.

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Competitions for kids aged 12 and under

Writing a story

Are you under 12? Do you like writing your own stories? Or are you a budding artist? Alphabet Soup magazine is currently accepting entries for two competitions:

1. WINTER 2009 WRITING COMPETITION entries close 3 JULY 2009

Win a $20 book voucher! Write a SHORT STORY up to 350 words (shorter is fine). Stories must include this line: ‘The paper aeroplane was gone!’

Please remember to include a COMPETITION ENTRY FORM for each entry. This may be printed from the Alphabet Soup website, photocopied, or contact us to have one emailed or posted to you.

2. DESIGN-A-COVER COMPETITION entries close 16 SEPTEMBER 2009

See your artwork on the cover of our summer 2009 issue (and win a pack of quality colour pencils too)!

Using any materials you like, design a cover for our summer issue. You may enter as many times as you wish but each entry must have a separate COMPETITION ENTRY FORM. This may be printed from the website, photocopied, or contact us to have one emailed or posted to you. 
See the ‘competitions’ page of the Alphabet Soup website for the rules and conditions, and to print an entry form.