memorial archKiama Library and Kiama Municipal Council are pleased to announce that we will be running an annual Local History Competition in memory of Ken Donnellan, a former Information Services Librarian and local resident, who passed away suddenly in 2016.

Each year the competition will alternate between a writing and a photographic competition, and will be aimed at broadening and promoting our Local History Collection.

This year we will be running a writing competition in Term 1 directed towards Stage 3 (years 5 & 6) students It is designed to tie in with Ken’s book “The Names on the Wall”, which was launched by Kiama Library on Remembrance Day 2017. It is suggested that the students may be able to humanise their stories by using the book.

The theme this year is:
"WWI Diary Entry: Imagine you are a World War I soldier in the trenches in a war zone. You are keeping a diary of your daily activities so you can show your family when you return home to Australia. Write a 500-word diary entry detailing a day in your life."

Kiama Council will be donating a $100 individual prize for a winner from each local primary school (Stage 3) and also a $200 gift to each participating school’s library fund.
All Stage 3 children that either live in the Kiama municipality or attend one our local primary schools are eligible to enter the competition. Children who attend school outside of the municipality are eligible too, if they reside within the local area.

Entries close at 4pm on Friday 6 April 2018, and must be emailed or delivered to Kiama Library.

Read the full competition details in the Entry Form which you can download here, or pick up a paper copy at Kiama Library.