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Zombify it! Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 26, 2010

Ever been reading a book and suddenly thought ”this would be so much better if someone had thought to put zombies into it’? I know I have! Which is partly why I decided to run a competition for the Library titled Zombify it!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a chunk of text from a book you feel can be improved by zombies…and put zombies in there! The text you take from the book should be a maximum of 250 words.

 The competition is open to all Salesian Students, and entries can be handed in to the Library Staff, from Monday August 2 to Tuesday August 24. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the end of August. We have some great prizes for the winning three entries, including book and movie vouchers!

Remember, you must include the title and author of the piece of work you are zombifying or your entry will not be considered. Please also remember to make sure your full name, home group and year level are on your entry otherwise we will not know who you are!

 Good luck!


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Competition Winner

Posted by SalesianLibrary on April 30, 2010

The Library Display competition is now over and the Library staff have drawn the winners. We had some great contributions from quite a few different students so it was very hard to choose just three winners.

We’d like to congratulate Rachel Cateley from MO5 who suggested ‘Masquerade Ball’, Louis Parsons from MP5 who suggested ‘Medieval Times’ and Islay Pittaway from CN5 who suggested ‘History of Flight’. These students have won packs of stationary from Smiggle!

Like I mentioned there were so many different great ideas to choose from. After the success of this competition, we’d definitely like to run more Library competitions in the future. In fact we’re currently planning a bigger competition for June, so keep your eye out for updates!

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Library Display Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on April 19, 2010

It’s time to put your creative thinking caps on! The Library is running a short competition over the next week and students will be able to win some great little prizes! All you have to do is come to the Library and fill out an entry form, suggesting a Library display theme, and hand it back to the staff at the front desk. The competition is running from tomorrow (Tuesday 20) until next Wednesday and the winners will be decided on and anounced on Friday 30th of April. So come on down to the Library and enter!

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Posted by SalesianLibrary on September 2, 2009

There’s a few different blogs that I like to follow, just to get an idea of what’s going on in the book and library worlds. One blog that I love is called Windowpane Memoirs which contains lots of great reviews as well as eye candy for book lovers. They also run some fantastic competitions which is why I’m posting about them on here. At the moment, through Windowpane Memoirs, you can win a $50 Amazon gift card! It’s a great prize and it’s very easy to enter the competition. All you have to do is go to to find out more!

Good luck!

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Creative Writing Contest!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 20, 2009


A creative writing competition is being run at Salesian College! Students can either write a short story (500-800 words) or a poem (4 stanzas). Your entry must be handed to your English teacher by the 18th of September.

Those entries that come first, second or third receive a prize and will have their work published in this years Year Book.
First Prize – $50
Second Prize – $30
Third Prize – $20

Good luck!

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Competition & Blog

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 16, 2009

I’ve recently (as in just now) found out about a great little website called Windowpane Memoirs. The creator was such a great reader and fan of reading that she decided to start her own website. It has lots of reviews and, the main reason I’m letting you know about the blog, competitions.

Right now the site is running a Harry Potter competition, which is perfect considering the next movie has been released! Click here to be directed to information about the competition and to enter yourself. Or click here to go to the home page of Windowpane Memoirs.

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Kids Top 50!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on March 30, 2009

Vote for your favourite book in the Kids Top 50 awards and you could win some great prizes! There are every day prizes like an iPod Shuffle, book vouchers or a book and DVD pack plus each week someone could win a digital camera, guitar hero or a Nintendo DS Lite.

Also, if Salesian has the highest number of votes we will win a complete set of the top 50 books! Put your vote in at by April 29, 2009. You can vote as many times as you like. Each vote is another chance to score a great prize for yourself, and maybe even the school! Good luck!

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Library Competition Results

Posted by SalesianLibrary on November 18, 2008

The Library staff have voted on the names for our library cat and the winner with the majority of votes is ‘Bookey’ entered by Peter Collins. Congratulations to Peter! Peter is the winner of a voucher from Borders, to spend how he wishes!


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Staff only competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on November 5, 2008

This competition is now closed! Thanks and good luck to all who entered!

The Library has a new resident! We’d like to introduce you to our new furry friend and need your assistance in naming her. I’ve included a picture below, or feel free to pop into the library to meet her.

Submissions must be made in the comment section of this blog, or dropped in to the library (make sure you include your own name) by Friday 14th November. The person who’s name is chosen will be the winner of a mystery prize. The winner will be anounced on Tuesday the 18th of November, on this blog.


This competition is open to Salesian College staff only!

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Historical Fiction Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on October 29, 2008

I just wanted to let you all know about a book competition that’s been run on livejournal by fashion_piranha to win a historical fiction book. There are 5 books up for grabs at the moment, but the more people who enter the more items there are to win. It’s open to anyone who wants to enter, no matter where you’re from so give it a go!

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