Friday, 25 September 2009

Express Yourself

Could you write a poem, create a work of art or perform a play that would inspire people to visit their library?

If so, here is an opportunity to show off your creative skills and imagination in the first ever Welsh libraries competition.

All libraries in Pembrokeshire are promoting the national competition throughout October and November.

And if you win, you could win a £500 prize!

The theme of the competition is simply ‘libraries' although entrants may wish to focus on one specific topic - for example books, computers, the staff - or alternatively you could focus on how the library has inspired or helped you achieve your goals.

The competition is open to everyone - simply choose a category that suits you - primary schools, secondary schools, individuals, voluntary or community organisations and students in further or higher education.

You don't even need to be a member of a library to enter!

Councillor Rob Lewis, Cabinet Member for Cultural Services said, "If you haven't visited a library recently; this is a great opportunity to rediscover your local branch and showcase your creative talents at the same time.

"I'm hoping this competition will really inspire the local community to produce a variety of works that we will be proud to exhibit and use in future projects."

Welsh Libraries Champion - Ruth Jones said, "Whatever you are into - writing, dancing, photography, painting, animation, drama or music - be inspired by your library and enter this exciting competition.

"I'm sure the people of Wales with all their creative talents will take this opportunity to showcase them."

As well as having the chance to win prizes from £50-£500; the finalists will be invited to an awards event next February where they will get the chance to meet actress and writer Ruth Jones and have their work displayed nationally.

All Pembrokeshire entries will also be exhibited in Haverfordwest Library Gallery during May 2010.

For your chance to win up to £500 and meet Ruth Jones call into your local library or visit and get your hands on the entry pack which will give you full details of how to enter. The closing date for all entries is 1st December 2009.

For more information about, and opening hours of, libraries in
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